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Dina Dalal

At 42, Dina Dalal looks especially good for her age. Widowed just three years into her marriage to Rustom Dalal, the love of her life, she had shunned the idea of getting remarried, despite her brother's urgings, and instead made a living for herself as a tailor. A resourceful woman, when her eyes began to fail, she sought out tailors to fill orders for an export company, so that she could continue to pay the rent on the flat, which had been left to her by her late husband. The move was also a risky one by Dina because if she was found to be carrying on a business out of her flat, she could be evicted by the landlord. Dina's beloved father had died when she was young, and she was raised by the heavy hand of her brother. Nusswan, who had denied her a college education...

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