The Bandit Queens: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023
By Parini Shroff (Author)
For Geeta, life as a widow is more peaceful than life as a wife…
Until the other women in her village decide they want to be widows, too.Tweet
My reading group , the Plough , Greetham really enjoyed this novel The Bandit Queens is a great read .. we all enjoyed it, though one member said it felt wrong discussing and the moral ambiguity of the book.. we were rooting for women who wanted their husbands dead. There was a line saying that as older women they were invisible no one would suspect them . Reading about the village, the mixture of religions, Hindi and Muslims , getting to grip with the caste system, getting our heads around the Indian names, on and on did challenge us but we all loved the story. Another member found the story extremely well written and couldn't wait to see what happened next, couldn't put the book down , we all felt that if it wasn't for the humour in the writing the story would have been unbearable .Highly recommendable .