Monday, January 02, 2023

Reader's Diary #2064 - Tanvi Ahuja: Kairi’s Sixteenth: An Imaginary Story In Hindu Rashtra

While set in a fictional place, it's not hard to draw parallels with real life places in Tanvi Ahuja's short story "Kairi's Sixteenth." It deals with a young Hindu girl who's facing an arranged marriage.

I don't think it's too big a spoiler to report that it does not present arranged marriage in a positive light. She also offers up some great criticism of some societies that support arrange marriages (patriarchal to the point of misogyny). 

Bleak, but effective story.

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