The Widows Of Malabar Hill

The Widows Of Malabar Hill


Series: Perveen Mistry Novels - #1


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Summary: "Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay. 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...  more »
Call Number Location Status Due Date
F MASSEYAdult FictionOut3/23/21

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Series :

A mystery of 1920s Bombay



Physical Description :

385 pages : maps ; 22 cm.

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  • Includes bibliographical references.
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