Book Review: The Mysterious Widows of Mehboobpura by Anuradha Singh
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Ira is an army Officer wife, posted at Ferozepur Cantonment, she is a passionate teacher.
Nimrat is a new admission in her class, a daughter of a queer looking Veer Nari.
Ira is worried that Nimrat is not studying well, being passionate about her work, she goes to Nimrat’s house to meet her mother and talk about Nimrat’s poor performance in school at Mehboobpura Pind and is reeled by the look and character of the Pind.

She comes across some very devastating information about the Pind and now is hunted by the goons. Ira’s life is in danger. She has to finish these diabolical people or she will be finished.
Will Ira be successful in unfolding and further finishing the racket?
Will she come out of it unscathed?


The love bug hath bitten me with your charming smile, The marks of which are still fresh and tantalizing”

“Evil will dwell, roam and spread around. Good will always evoke in some soul, daring to finish evil”

This is an army officer wife’s tale- her exploration and experience from her travel across India.
This book felt that it’s written particularly for Indian readers as there are considerable phrases in Hindi transliterated to English. However, it gives an Indian touché but I do feel that this book is good to be read even by non-Indian readers- perhaps would suggest it have an edited version explaining the meaning of these phrases.

I liked to character development and transformation of Ira, which was neatly and beautifully described.

Talking about the outer beauty- I loved the cover and the blurb. The cover brings a mystery to the place and relates to the ruins and sadness of Mehboobpura, a village in Punjab.
This is really a thought-provoking book with a pinch of poetry between the lines. The author, Anuradha has done a splendid job of narrating well.

The central idea and the plot of this book are on societal tribulations like drug abuse, prostitution, Army girl’s lives, and struggles. The author used unpretentious language, crispy edit to describe love, pride, parting, outburst, and trance.
The curiosity kept me awake- the book is sure a page-turner.

A compassionate, inspirational and deeply personal read, The mysterious widows of Mehboobpura is relevant for a wider audience than the grieving. This book is for anyone who has faced adversity but refuses to let it define them.

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