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Set in post-Babri Masjid, post-Pokhran Uttar Pradesh, this is the story of a woman in search of esoteric truths, caught in a world of prejudice, stagnation and violence. Nasreen grew up in London and in Paris with her mother Saira, a rebel poet. Perhaps knowing the hardships and loneliness of a rebel life, Saira married off her daughter at the age of eighteen to Javed , a kind and loving man, the editor of a local newspaper, in a small UP town, Rahimganj. Nasreen appears happy enough in her new life until Javed decides to send their daughter Mehjabeen away to a boarding school.In three voices and cinematographic style, the novel puts forward the philosophy that perhaps the destiny of the Soul is not the same as the destiny of the Body.Printed Pages: 236.