The Glass Bead Curtain

The Glass Bead Curtain (Paperback)

By Lakshmi Kannan 
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Publisher: vitasta publishing pvt ltd
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 9382711791
EAN: 9789382711797
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

Kalyani and Athai, two feisty women, sail through the turn- of- the- century Madras Presidency under British rule, despite archaic customs such as child marriage and a prescriptive widowhood. British influence encounters an ambivalent attitude that was contrary, and at times uproariously hilarious.

Kalyani's child marriage ends her formal education because of a prevalent superstition that married girls would be widowed if sent to school. Tutored at home by the intrepid Susan O'Leary of Irish origin, Kalyani soaks up her irrepressible humour. O'Leary is equally delighted by the strapping girl's passion for sports and athletics, but is anxious about her pupil's future beyond the luminous beauty of the glass bead curtain in her father's home.

Kalyani, grows taller than her boy husband Natarajan. It becomes a contentious issue for her retrograde female in-laws who mock her height and her English. Kalyani battles her way through unfazed, and evolves as a successful badminton coach with the unstinting support of her husband, father-in-law and grand mother-in-law. The intellectually endowed Athai uses her widowhood to pursue her education. The family discovers an astonishing secret about her, when she dies. A contemporary writer Shailaja "writes" the novel capturing the changing ethos of the people with the irony, pathos and humour that animate the period.

About The Author

Lakshmi Kannan's previous novel Going Home generated a lot of debate for questioning the denial of women's constitutional rights to property. The Glass Bead curtain is her debut novel in English.

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Title: The Glass Bead Curtain
Publisher: vitasta publishing pvt ltd
Author: Lakshmi Kannan
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 9382711791
EAN: 9789382711797
Binding: Paperback


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