The Resource The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey

The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey

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The widows of Malabar Hill
Title
The widows of Malabar Hill
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Sujata Massey
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Language
eng
Summary
Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women's legal rights. Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen is going through the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on if they forfeit what their husband left them? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X--meaning she probably couldn't even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah--in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts about the will were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger. Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India's first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth, Perveen Mistry
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Summary
Introduces Bombay's first female lawyer, Oxford graduate Perveen Mistry, as she investigates a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in strict purdah seclusion who become subject to a murderous guardian's schemes for their inheritances
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RUSA Reading List, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597593
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
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Massey, Sujata
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Perveen Mistry novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wills
  • Women lawyers
  • Murder investigation
  • Purdah
  • Muslim women
  • Women's rights
  • Guardian and ward
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Manipulation (Social sciences)
  • Mistry, Perveen (Fictitious character)
  • Mumbai, India
  • India
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a mystery of 1920s Bombay
Label
The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=PRC_460547&b2bSite=1545
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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9781616957797-PRC1247395-000
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781616957797
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=PRC_460547&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781616957797-PRC1247395-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781616957797
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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