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This book is a good read and quickly grabs the attention of the reader. However, while most of the writing is fluid, the author slightly misses the buildup of reader-character... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Shuhu
As an American living in Hyderabad, the city in which this story takes place, I found the book annoyingly unbelievable. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ashleigh H.
A gem of a book. It's been overlooked but more importantly, it's an engaging and satisfying read. The emotional journey taken by Layla, a Muslim immigrant in the US who returns... Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Reader in Search of
Very creative and unpredictable! I don't really like the detail that she told on on every event that she was describing. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I picked up this book with great expectations. The title seemed promising enough and so did the synopsis. Read morePublished on April 3, 2009 by Markless Twain
At first, it was annoying. I thought it used Orientalist imagery, and had a very binary approach to India-vs the West. Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by Anthro-dr
"Madras on Rainy Days" is easily among the worst South Asian novels I have ever read. Ali tries to tackle too many issues (marriage, women, homosexuality, religion, politics), and... Read morePublished on October 23, 2007 by woolley09
It is a rare writer indeed that can cover the issues, of ethnic identity, sexual taboos, religious tensions, and feminism in such a short span of pages and make the story... Read morePublished on September 18, 2006 by Amazon Customer
An eye opener. Samina, has explored old city Hyderabad life, and desribed it to the T. A great story or double lives lived by westerners, with eastern origin. Read morePublished on February 12, 2006 by Mariam Raza