The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

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Trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own…

Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist—and confidante—most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class.

Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a younger sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those who surround her as she does.

Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

  • File Name:the-henna-artist-by-alka-joshi.epub
  • Original Title:The Henna Artist
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  • Language:en
  • Identifier:MOBI-ASIN:B07R5YVHL9
  • Publisher:MIRA Books
  • Date:2020-03-02T18:30:00+00:00
  • File Size:351.063 KB

Table of Content

  • 1. Back Cover Text
  • 2. Praise
  • 3. About the Author
  • 4. Title Page
  • 5. Dedication
  • 6. Contents
  • 7. Epigraph
  • 8. Characters Who Appear
  • 9. Prologue
  • 10. Part One
    • Chapter One
    • Chapter Two
    • Chapter Three
    • Chapter Four
    • Chapter Five
    • Chapter Six
  • 11. Part Two
    • Chapter Seven
    • Chapter Eight
    • Chapter Nine
  • 12. Part Three
    • Chapter Ten
    • Chapter Eleven
    • Chapter Twelve
    • Chapter Thirteen
    • Chapter Fourteen
    • Chapter Fifteen
    • Chapter Sixteen
    • Chapter Seventeen
  • 13. Part Four
    • Chapter Eighteen
    • Chapter Nineteen
    • Chapter Twenty
    • Chapter Twenty-One
    • Chapter Twenty-Two
    • Epilogue
  • 14. Acknowledgments
  • 15. Glossary Of Terms
  • 16. The Story Of Henna
  • 17. Radha’s Recipe For Henna Paste
  • 18. The Caste System In India
  • 19. Malik’s Recipe For Batti Balls
  • 20. The Palace Recipe For Royal Rabri
  • 21. Copyright
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Jordan Danielles
Jordan Danielles

it is. just use the swipe version

Reply7 months ago
    Fatima Dhalla
    Fatima Dhalla

    i thought it was free download

    Reply7 months ago