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With independence in India a new enthusiasm and energy drive ambitious Lakshmi to seek a better life. Despite a new sense of self, women in India are still constrained by tradition and false sense of propriety. Joshi's storytelling envelopes the reader in the henna artist's tale. A fascinating time in history and opportunity for women unlikely in earlier times. Well.worth a read.
Enjoyed this book immensely. Loved reading about Jaipur in the 50’s and especially the work of a henna artist. If you’ve been to India and fallen in love with its people like I did, you’ll love this book, and if you haven’t been you will likely want to meet these characters for yourself!