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Difficult Daughters

(1998)
A novel by

 
 
Set around the time of Partition and written with absorbing intelligence and sympathy, Difficult Daughters is the story of a woman torn between family duty, the desire for education, and illicit love. Virmati, a young woman born in Amritsar into an austere and high-minded household, falls in love with a neighbour, the Professor--a man who is already married. That the Professor eventually marries Virmati, installs her in his home (alongside his furious first wife) and helps her towards further studies in Lahore, is small consolation to her scandalised family. Or even to Virmati, who finds that the battle for her own independence has created irrevocable lines of partition and pain around her.

Difficult Daughters was short-listed for the Crossword Book Award in India.


Genre: General Fiction

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Title: Difficult Daughters
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Title: Difficult Daughters
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Title: Difficult Daughters
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ISBN: 0-571-19634-9 / 978-0-571-19634-0 (UK edition)
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June 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Difficult Daughters
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ISBN: 0-571-19289-0 / 978-0-571-19289-2 (UK edition)
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February 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dutiful Daughters
Author(s): Manju Kapur
ISBN: 0-14-027862-1 / 978-0-14-027862-0 (UK edition)
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September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Difficult Daughters
Author(s): Manju Kapur
ISBN: 1-5318-0575-2 / 978-1-5318-0575-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Difficult Daughters
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Title: Difficult Daughters: A Novel
Author(s): Manju Kapur
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Title: Difficult Daughters
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