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The daughters of Madurai : a novel / Rajasree Variyar.

Variyar, Rajasree, (author.).


"Madurai, 1992. A young mother in a poor family, Janani is told she is useless if she can't produce a son--or worse, if she bears daughters. They let her keep her first baby girl, but the rest are taken away as soon as they are born, and murdered. But Janani can't forget the daughters she was never allowed to love . . . Sydney, 2019. Nila has a secret; one she's been keeping from her parents for too long. Before she can say anything, her grandfather in India falls ill, so she agrees to join her parents on a trip to Madurai. Nila knows little about where her family came from or who they left behind. What she's about to learn will change her forever. While The Daughters of Madurai explores the harrowing issue of female infanticide, it's also a universal story about the bond between mothers and daughters, the strength of women, the power of love in overcoming all obstacles--and the secrets we must keep to protect the ones we hold dear."-- Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781454948766 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1454948760 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Union Square & Co., 2023.

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General Note:
"Published in the UK in 2023 by Orion Books. This 2023 hardcover edition published by Union Square & Co."--Title page verso.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Female infanticide > India > Fiction.
Madurai (India) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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