Thursday, 3 June 2010

3rd June 2010

Hi All

I've posted another installment of Chapter One on the Topic Page. The back story is over, and Latchmin is at the home of her in-laws. Is she having fun?

Traumatic or what!

Read it and post a comment.

See you later
Bye for now
Marilyn x


  1. I have now read Ch 1 and I'm dying to know what happens next!
    A comment on the content: I would have liked more detail, more human interest, dialogue etc, for example, how did the bride feel about her wedding? (we had a tantalising hint after the pep-talk from her mother), what was she wearing exactly? (we know it was fine silks and jewellery designed by her father, so very special),what happened at the ceremony?(I've never seen a Hindu wedding) and what about the groom? he seemed to fade out....
    I particularly enjoyed the historical context and would have liked more details about that, too.
    I'm completely hooked, and want to know how this indulged child copes as a 'doolahin' in a strange household; bring on Ch 2!!

  2. Hi Alison B

    First of all, I am pleased you are completely hooked! But you will have to be patient and wait for the next installment...which I have posted only just now.

    The reason there is little dialogue so far is that the historical context doesn't lend itself in this part...but soon it will come, and very revealing too, as to the characteristics of certain characters.

    I will post some info on some historical detail in the Topic Pages of the blog. So watch out for those too.

    Bye for now
    Marilyn x

  3. Poor Latchmin! Why did her mother not prepare her properly for her duties as a married woman?
    She has sent her as a lamb to the slaughter.
    I hope she turns out to be a fast learner.

  4. Hi Alison B

    You're really getting into this, I see. I like it!

    To answer your question - Latchmin was spoilt as she had had typhoid. Added to that, her parents didn't really want her to marry, but to continue school. But "their responsiblity to marry off their daughter overrode what they desired for her."

    Also, they made a deal with Rajnath's parents to send Latchmin to school till sixteen...

    Lv Marilyn x