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Pages: 154





Anupama looked into the mirror and shiveres with shock. A small white patch had now appeared on her arm.' Anupama's fairytale marriage to Anand falls apart when she discovers a white patch on her foot and learns that she has leukoderma. Abandoned by her uncaring in-lws and insensitive husband, she is forced to retuern to her father's home in the village. The social stigma of a married women living with her parents, her stepmother's continual barbs and the ostracism that accompanies her skin condition force her to contemplate suicide. Determined to rebuild her life against all odds, Anupama goes to Bombay where she finds success, respect and the promise of an enduring friendship. Mahashweta is an inspiring story of courage and resilience in a wold marred by illusions and betrayals. This poigant tale offers hope and solace to the victims of he prejudices that govern society even today. ''[Sudha] Murthy attacks the stereotypes that we ofter live with but cannot and do not reject... It is a book that compels you to look inwards and question your attitudes'-The Hindu 'Mahashweta is s compelling eye-opener for all'-Deccan Chronicle 'A good read'-Hindu Business Line Cover illustration and desigh by Nitesh Mohanty

ISBN No. :9780143103295
Publisher :Penguin Books
Binding :Paperback
Pages :154
Language :English
Edition :Latest
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