A modern visionary and one of the newest authors of British-Indian heritage, Shaheen Chishti has written a deeply emotional and raw historical fiction story, poignantly telling the shared experience of three, very different women, who collectively use their voices to improve societal attitudes for their granddaughters.
The men around these women, who play prominent roles in their lives, put them into desperate situations. Young and alone, they fight to overcome their experiences. The result is a masterful original contemporary women's fiction novel, as profound as it is awe-inspiring.
"The Granddaughter Project" grips the reader, as the complex past lives of the women are revealed and their connection to one another deepens. Touching upon a vast range of themes, including gender inequality, racial oppression, wartime trauma and female emancipation, "The Granddaughter Project" as historical fiction also examines some of history's greatest tragedies, including The Holocaust which saw the systemic murder of six million European Jews during World War II, the 1958 Notting Hill race riots - a series of racially motivated riots that took place in the United Kingdom from August to September 1958 - as well as the devastating Bengal famine of 1943, which claimed the lives of an estimated three million people due to widespread starvation, malaria and other deadly diseases.
The Granddaughter Project by Shaheen Chishti
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