Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind Movies & Media Adaptations

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Other than Haveli, the sequel to Shabanu, books could be related to Shabanu because they are bildungsromans, focus on Muslim society, have a Pakistani setting, or center on desert culture. Few related titles fitting these descriptions are available for young adults in the United States today, although some excellent ones exist for younger readers. Some of the few titles available include Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy: A Novel (HarperCollins, 1993) about a nineteen-yearold Indian girl whose mother insists on an arranged marriage; Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee (Fawcett, 1991), which focuses on a young Indian girl, widowed at seventeen, who escapes village life by emigrating to the United States; and Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve (NAL, 1956), which centers on an Indian girl, married at the age of twelve, who triumphs over poverty. Elizabeth Bumiller, who spent three and one-half years as a reporter in India, entitles her nonfiction...

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