Tag: Muslim family life

Sujata Massey’s – The widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey’s – The widows of Malabar Hill

In Mumbai in the 1920’s, Perveen works with her father in his law office—the only female solicitor in the entire city. When the Muslim women on Malabar Hill become widows, only Perveen can enter their secluded section of the house to explain a document they’ve signed giving away their wealth. This not only leads to a murder, but unwelcomed events surface from Perveen’s past failed marriage before she finished her degree.

A tale of intrigue with insight into both Parsi and Muslim lives of the era.

Naguib Mahfouz’s — Palace Walk *****

Naguib Mahfouz’s — Palace Walk *****

This is a glimpse into the life of a Muslim family living in Cairo during the early 1900s. While Al-Sayyid’s authoritarian rule over his family makes us aware of the restrictions placed on women, he also offers humour within the dynamics of the family.

This was the first volume of a Cairo trilogy, and to me, Palace Walk was the best of Mahfouz’s books.