After reading The Story of Maha last week, I kind of wanted to know what happened to Maha when we thought she got her Happily Ever After. I actually enjoyed the sequel more than the first book. Maha finds herself married to A Suitable Boy, and then
discovers that this boy is not so suitable. In the middle of living up to her in-laws’ expectations, trying to get a job and going to school, and exploring her deeper, more personal issues, she finds out who she really is, and what she really wants.
These two books are a really good example of what a toxic cocktail fundamentalism, in religion and tradition, can be.