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THE FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER
The Forbidden Daughter
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Sep.01.2008
  • 9780758220301
  • Kensington Books

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The FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER takes the reader into a world where the corrupt and covert practice of gender-selective abortion still thrives and female children are disappearing. This gripping novel asks: Where can a woman turn when her life’s greatest blessing is seen as a curse? "Shobhan Bantwal's novel takes readers into a world that is exotic yet completely accessible . . . makes a compelling and memorable story" – NYT bestselling author Mary Jo Putney
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The FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER takes the reader into a world where the corrupt and covert practice of gender-selective abortion still thrives and female children are disappearing. This gripping novel asks: Where can a woman turn when her life’s greatest blessing is seen as a curse?

"Shobhan Bantwal's novel takes readers into a world that is exotic yet completely accessible . . . makes a compelling and memorable story" – NYT bestselling author Mary Jo Putney

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The Forbidden Daughter is set in India and tells the story of a brave woman who fights to save her unborn daughter.

About Shobhan

Shobhan Bantwal is an Indian-American fiction author. Her novels include The Dowry Bride, The Forbidden Daughter, and The Sari Shop Widow. She calls her writing "Bollywood in a Book," commercial fiction about India, women’s issues &...

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Published Reviews

Jul.19.2009

In her second novel, Bantwal switches gears from arranged marriages to the pressure parents are under to produce a male heir in contemporary India. Combining rich imagery, poignant themes and pure love,...

Jul.19.2009

There is no doubt that Shobhan Bantwal has joined the ranks of such genuine Indian storytellers as Anita Rau Badami, Neil Bissondath, and others.

In her impressive prose, Bantwal provides a...