For us non-Americans, America means freedom. And for women, it is a rare freedom denied to them in their own homes. This week, I am posting lines from the book ‘Kalyana’ by Rajni Mala Khelawan, which captures this very well. But, it is a little more than two lines. This story of Indians settled in the remote Fiji Islands, tells the story of the women living there.
‘Look at the American women,’ my mother continued. ‘If they hadn’t caused a stir far away, none of us would have a chance. We would still be burning widows and killing brides at altars. And we would still be letting men decide on our future. We wouldn’t even be able to stand in line and vote, Kalyana.’
It just proves that any struggle, anywhere has a ripple effect and impacts.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A House of Books and has pretty simple rules…If you want to know how Teaser Tuesday Works, here’s how:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!