The Holy Woman
By (author) Qaisra Shahraz
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Holy Woman by Qaisra Shahraz
Book DescriptionZarri Bano is a most fortunate young woman. She has wealth, beauty and brains and plenty of freedom. At the age of 27, she remains unmarried, since none of the suitors she has met at university in Karachi or within her privileged family circle come close to her ideal man. Then she meets Sikander Din, a handsome young business tycoon, who sweeps her off her feet. The pair fall in love and wish to marry, but Zarri Bano's father Habib Khan has other ideas.Imagining his daughter as been snubbed, he takes an instant dislike to Sikander. Family tradegy follows. Jafar, the Khans' only son is killed in a riding accident and Habib is left with a terrible dilemma: who will inherit and manage his lands? Resurrecting an ancient and terrible tradition, Habib decides to make Zarri Bano his heiress. After a ceremony of marriage to the Quran, she will lead a life of religious duty, and of celibacy. Wedding, children, love a man and a woman, all will be denied to her. Zarri Bano is about to become her clan's Shahzadi Ibadat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905147632
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Books
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Typhoon, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Qaisra Shahraz
Tells the tale of three young women: Naghmana - the stranger from the city; Chaudharani Kaniz - the village land baron, and Gulshan - the innocent wife. One is caught in the arms of another woman's husband in the middle of the night; another was raped in her youth; and the third woman lost her husband to a stranger and her mother vowed revenge.
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Author Biography - Qaisra Shahraz
Qaisra Shahraz was born in Pakistan and grew up in England. She read English and Classical Civilizations at the University of Manchester. Later, she gained two Masters Degrees in European Literature and Scriptwriting from Salford University. Qaisra is an award winning short fiction writer and has written extensively for magazines and newspapers as well as a number of television scripts and drama serials. Her acclaimed fourteen-episode drama serial 'Dil Hee to Hai' has been produced in Pakistan and shown around the world. In her other career, she is a lecturer, trainer, and College Inspector for OfSTED and the Adult Learning Inspectorate. Qaisra lives in Manchester with her family. Typhoon is her second novel, and a sequel to The Holy Woman. She is currently working on her third book.
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