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Title: Independence

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Publisher: William Morrow

Genre: Historical Fiction

Today is #internationalwomensday so I’m sharing a book about three incredibly strong sisters that reads like a coming-of-age Historical Fiction set during the partition of British India in 1947. It’s a heartbreaking story of loss; with circumstances and events outside of their control, but when there’s an unbreakable bond and you have family on your side there is always hope.

✨India, 1947

✨Three sisters

✨Priya is a bright young girl and very determined to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a doctor.

✨Deepa is determined to find marriage that will bring her family joy and status.

✨Jamini is a talented quilt maker like her mother with deeper passions that she keeps hidden.

After their father is killed in riots 😭, Priya is even more determined, no matter what to become a doctor. Deepa’s plans for marriage go against her family when she falls in love with a Muslim. Then, Jamini is just trying to hold everything together as she secretly lusts for Priya’s fiancé.

When the partition is officially decided and India is for Hindus and Pakistan for Muslims there is danger and change all around.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Sisterhood. Friendship. Independence. You guys! This! This! This is the type of historical fiction that I love. The kind that teaches me something. I was not super familiar with the partition and when India separated from under Britain and this region first divided under religion. I highly recommend this book!

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