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THE DOWRY BRIDE
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Bantwal tells an engaging story about Indian culture. Waffling bet- ween a romance and a soft thriller, it might have been better served had the author delved a bit more into the intrigue of the heroine's fight to stay alive, and perhaps peppered the story with a few more surprises. The romance is strong, but the heroine gets very comfortable in her new living situation, and some of the fantastic urgency created in the opening chapters is lost. The mother-in-law character is particularly well drawn.
One night Megha awakens and overhears her husband and mother-in-law plotting to burn her alive. Angry that Megha's father has not yet paid her dowry, and that Megha hasn't gotten pregnant, Amma insists that her son become a widower and not carry the stigma of a divorce. Scared for
Reviewed By: Lauren Spielberg
Published: September 2007