Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan by Soniah Kamal

Unmarriageable-Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan by Soniah Kamal

I admit it: I’m a sucker for Pride and Prejudice (Austen’s original and all filmed versions, even if a scene or two is thrown in for, um, effect), and my wildest dreams included a novel like Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan by Sonial Kamal. I’ve been around South Asian communities for two decades, I’ve written for an Indian magazine for nearly as long, and I love the spectacle and unabashedly larger-than-life qualities of Hindi films. So, when I learned that someone saw how perfectly Austen’s story could be translated into the Pakistani culture without losing integrity or fidelity and flourishing brilliantly while retaining the color, energy, and particulars of life in 2000, there was only one thing to do: Get my hands on that book. [Read the full review here]

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