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The Shreds of Character - Jasbir S Jagdeo
The Shreds of Character
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People didn’t care what she heard, and it was only fair that she didn’t care what they heard. Befitting even. Somehow, it didn’t feel wrong, or disastrous. She knew enough about men now; now she knew how to squeeze happiness out of pain. Then, though her circumspect mother was proud of her and... show more
People didn’t care what she heard, and it was only fair that she didn’t care what they heard. Befitting even. Somehow, it didn’t feel wrong, or disastrous. She knew enough about men now; now she knew how to squeeze happiness out of pain. Then, though her circumspect mother was proud of her and her brother belligerently loved her, they were only shreds of happiness that were not enough reparations.

But he wanted to kill her. How could she do it knowing she had a brother? Didn’t she feel guilty doing it? She thought their father couldn’t do anything. Didn’t she care how her brother would react? Had she no fear of him? That was the only solution: he couldn’t let her live.

Set in a small town of Punjab at the turn of the millennium, The Shreds of Character is the tale of a disgraced family and of an enraged guilt.


Glossary
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Chachaji: Father's younger brother (uncle). Chacha + ji (for respect).
Chachiji: Chachaji's wife.
Tayaji: Father's older brother (uncle). Taya + ji (for respect).
Taiji: Tayaji's wife.
Bhog: Sikh religious ceremony at the completion of reading specific part(s) of Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhs' holy scripture). In the context of the book, such a ceremony for the deceased.
Keski: A small turban worn to protect unshorn hair.
Fufar: Father's sister's husband. In the context, used as an insult or profanity.
Haan: Yes or yes?.
Yaar: Friend, dude, mate.
Daadi: Grandmother (less)
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Format: ebook
ASIN: B00XBZHYVE
Edition language: English
Category:
Literary Fiction
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2.0 The Shreds of Character
« This nasty world lusted for things beautiful, and it grabbed whatever it fancied . » Brought up in world where hierarchy rules, where family honor is all, Sanju is watched and punished for every wrong step she takes. Original summary: People didn’t care what she heard, and it was only fair that sh...
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