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Raise the Lanterns High [Paperback]

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On the eve of her wedding in 1960s Trinidad, Vasti discovers that her arranged marriage is to the rapist she saw through a curtain of sugarcane stems12 years earlier. Will she speak out, defying convention and thereby shaming her family, or succumb to tradition and silently submit to her fate? Terrified, she collapses anddreamsthe parallel story that runs through the novelwherethe three surviving wives of an 18th-centurykingin northern Indiaare about to climb upon a burning pyre to fulfill the suttee, thetraditional Hindu widow-burning custom practiced in India for hundreds of years.

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Pages   314
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.27" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Arcadia Books
ISBN  1901969207  
ISBN13  9781901969207  

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Lakshmi - A Pioneer for Women for the benefit of Mankind  Jun 28, 2004
I loved Lakshmi Persaud's book, Raise The Lanterns High. She is a delightful writer who addresses the issues of cultural pressure and custom as they impact on women, often asking them to pay the ultimate price to further demonstrate their loyalty to the men they have sworn to serve in life. Lakshmi uses sound arguement wrapped up in a dream like world to address these troublesome issues. She manages to take you on a journey resembling a deep and troubled dream to enable you to live the issues. I thankfully awoke into the security of my daily life all the wiser for the experience and profoundly committed to prevent further injustice. Lakshmi skillfully avoids apportioning blame and demonstrates thoughtfullness and dilemma across both sexes.
Please read this book to have your eyes opened and your mind fed.
Thank you Lakshmi for a fascinating experience.

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