Tears of Mehndi

Tears of Mehndi

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Through the perspectives of several women whose lives intertwine over a generation, Raminder Sidhu deftly exposes the shrouded violence within Canada's Punjabi community, a difficult and often dissembled subject. Sidhu's characters are women caught between two cultures, struggling to understand the traditions they are obliged to follow while still embracing and often welcoming the fundamentally different values of the West.
A courageous and timely novel, Tears of Mehndi explores the rich, complex and often heartbreaking lives of a tight-knit community in Vancouver's Little India.

Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, BC : Caitlin Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781894759731
Branch Call Number: FIC SID
Characteristics: 239 p. ;,23 cm.

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Daastan
Apr 14, 2013

I loved this book. It was very well written. It was a reflection of the changes that our culture has surpassed. It shows how society has accepted the roles and rights of Indo-Canadian women over a number of decades. I recommend this book to every East Indian woman.

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booktigger
Aug 16, 2012

Super sad book - also very true of the way that women can feel stifled in eastern cultures, even if they reside in a western country. Women must uphold the honor of the family and sacrifice themselves for the good of the family and community. Very well written.

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