Travel back to the world of the award-winning novel ALL THE TOMORROWS, in this short story about Jaya and Ruhi Kapadia before they became married women.
Ruhi is eighteen years old and determined to pave her own path through life, not such an easy thing in 1970s India. Her choices are not always her own, especially with a mother who rules the roost with cutting remarks and a whack from her rolling pin.
Yet when an unwelcome houseguest reveals a family secret, Ruhi may have found the key to her freedom.
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Akash Choudry wants a love for all time, not an arranged marriage. Still, under the weight of parental hopes, he agrees to one. He and Jaya marry in a cloud of colour and spice in Bombay. Their marriage has barely begun when Akash embarks on an affair.
Jaya can’t contemplate sharing her husband with another woman, or looking past his indiscretions as her mother suggests. Cornered by sexual politics, she takes her fate into her own hands in the form of a lit match.
Nothing endures fire. As shards of their past threaten their future, will Jaya ever bloom into the woman she can be, and will redemption be within Akash’s reach?