The Burning Bride: Inspired by Real Stories by Manoj Kerai

The Burning Bride: Inspired by Real Stories

byManoj Kerai

Kobo ebook | March 8, 2015

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In India, one woman is murdered every hour by her husband's family for a dowry. The Burning Bride follows the story of Uma, a newlywed woman. She starts her new life with many dreams. However, her dreams turn into nightmares when her parents are unable to fulfil the dowry demands made by Madhu, her mother-in-law. The heaven she had imagined transforms into a hell, and the worst part is; there appears to be no escape.

Violence against women is high in India but the irony is that Indian people worship women in the forms of many goddesses. The most commonly worshipped goddess is Durga who has nine forms. Therefore The Burning Bride is told through nine women's perspectives. The multiple perspectives highlights social, psychological and cultural factors which allow the dowry system to claim so many lives every year.

At least 10% of the profits made from the sales of The Burning Bride will support the Asian Circle to fund Oxfam projects to end domestic violence in India.

Title:The Burning Bride: Inspired by Real StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 8, 2015Publisher:M.Kerai PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990050251037

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book The Burning Bride gripped me start to finish. I loved the way psychological theories I am familiar with manifested through the different perspectives. The novel also shed light on some shocking attitudes. However what I really love about this novel is that it's not just portraying India and the treatment of women in a negative light. This novel is empowering and refreshing. I will recommend it to all my friends. Fantastic debut novel by a very talented writer. I highly recommend this book to people. It's different to anything else I have read before. Already eager to read The Lost Sunrise.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic read!!! A real eye-opener I purchased this book just last Monday and have read the whole book, as I could not put it down. It is very deep, thought-provoking, and highlights all the main issues which are going on in India. It was good to get an insight into all the female character's behaviour and thoughts. As the reader, I was able to vision the thought and motive behind the character's action which was interesting and puts things into a new perspective. It is definitely worth reading! Keep up the good work, Manoj!!!
Date published: 2015-03-19