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Opium

Opium

  • Author: Ashapurna Devi

Sumita is a highly accomplished modern young woman with idealistic and moral values who was baffled by the treatment she received at her in-laws house after getting married to her husband of choice. Sumita stands docile in front of the torment meted on her but seethes inside. Until one day she stands up to everyone who tormented her and asserts her freedom. Will she be able to break free of her shackles or remain bound to the past like an Opium addict? Ashapurna Devi was the first female author to write about the abuses against middle class women. Her female characters are typically outspoken, strong willed and brave.

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