Set in contemporary Pakistan, London, and Egypt, this compelling family drama is a romantic story of love and betrayal in a wealthy Muslim family experiencing conflicts between old traditions and modern life. Zarri, the glamorous 28-year-old daughter of a wealthy landowner, falls in love and wishes to marry Sikander, a business tycoon. Her father, Habib, dislikes Sikander and prohibits their marriage. Soon after, Habib's only son is killed in an accident and he decides to make Zarri his heiress, resurrecting an ancient tradition that requires an heiress to remain celibate for the rest of her life. Unable to marry, Zarri is forced to submit to her father and becomes her clan's holy woman.
Qaisra Shahraz is the author of Typhoon and has written extensively for numerous magazines, newspapers, and television shows, including the acclaimed 14 episode drama serial Dil Hee to Hai, produced in Pakistan and shown around the world.Review :
A lean, lyrical meditation on tradition and independence, sensuality and sacrifice, set against the mortal battleground of modern-day Pakistan --The Times
Description du livre BlackAmber Books, 2001. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1901969037