Story of a girl who tran­si­tions into a strong woman

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Relationship - Lak­shana Palat

In­vis­i­ble Ties by Nadya AR, is the story of a ret­i­cent Pak­istani girl Noor, liv­ing in the shadow of her par­ents. Af­ter she is guilt-tripped by her mother into a mar­riage with Meekal, she has to face con­stant mar­i­tal pres­sure. How­ever, as the story pro­gresses, Noor trans­forms into a strong woman, who fi­nally de­cides to live on her terms. The story tran­si­tions through sev­eral in­ter­na­tional me­trop­o­lises— Karachi, Malaysia, Lon­don, and Sin­ga­pore. Nadya ex­plores a world and cul­ture that is not usu­ally de­picted in writ­ing in English. The book en­gages with com­plex themes like the con­flict be­tween tra­di­tion and moder­nity, vac­u­ous mar­riages, and com­pli­cated friend­ships in a for­eign land. How­ever, the de­noue­ment of the in­ter­linked plots seems hasty at times. There is an ev­i­dent lack of com­plex­ity to the char­ac­ters, which could of­ten make it dif­fi­cult for the reader to re­late to them. Ti­tle: In­vis­i­ble Ties Au­thor :NadyaAR Pub­lisher: Rupa Pub­li­ca­tions Price: `250

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