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Tears Behind the Veil: A True Story [Kindle Edition]

Shaida Mehrban
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Sania Craven is a normal thirteen-year-old girl. She does well at school, plays football with her classmates and lives in a happy home with two loving parents. She has no cares, no worries. However, this all changes the day her father dies. To cope with the death of her English husband, Sania's mother takes her on a journey back to India, the land of her birth, to reunite with her family. What Sania doesn't know is that this is no holiday, but possibly her new home for the rest of her life. Sania becomes embroiled in a world of culture clashes, prejudice and forced marriages; a world where sexual abuse and the subordination of women is commonplace and unquestioned. When her mother remarries and Sania too is forced into a marriage, she must learn to live her life in India until she can find a way to get home. But how? Who will hear her cries and wipe her tears? Who will see the tears behind the veil, who will hear her tears of silence? Who can she turn to for help and support? How many sacrifices can she endure for the promise of the freedom that she so desperately desires?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 657 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1847483151
  • Publisher: Athena Press; 1 edition (29 July 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003U2TWGS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicky 31 July 2011
By Nicky
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was gripping from start to finish.I cant express enough what that poor girl went through.This book will stay with me for some time.Very good read.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars people need to know 28 Jan 2009
Format:Paperback
It is a shame that stories like this need to be told and I am sure that women are still suffering in 2009. I would suggest everyone reads this. but I was left with quite a lot of questions
I hope the girl/woman whose story it is has finally managed to get some peace.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good book 15 Aug 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed the beginning of this book, it seems unbelieveable that this young lady had to put up with this behaviour , the mother should be ashamed with herself, it was a good read, but the end could have been better, i didnt really understand where the mother had been all that time, and also how could they have left the house empty in england for all that time, and no mention of bills etc or problems with the house, as i say i enjoyed the book i just like more detail sometimes in a book. but i would recommend it as a good read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad 22 Mar 2011
By lizzyk
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was such a moving story
I would have loved to hear
what happened next, when
her mother returned,
and if she ever forgave her
for what she did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fab book 15 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
thought this was great book being a true story my heart went out to people in book excellent read .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears be behind the veil 27 May 2013
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This book was great I could not put it down and I would recommend this book to people to read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears behind the veil. 3 May 2013
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This is a very good book, it is well written and very moving. I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
fantastic read recommend it to women and especially asians as they can relate to it and of course people in mixed marriages. left me wondering what is she up 2 now and how she sees her past life, would love 2 know.
zoe
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny! emotional and informative about the barbaric practises and...
A very moving story of a girl called Sania.Throughout the whole book.just when you think life can't get any wose .For Sania it actually does. Read more
Published 4 months ago by H. Driver
2.0 out of 5 stars not what you think
I can in all honesty say this book does not live up to its review from Amazon, childlike and nonsense
Published 4 months ago by carolcurtis
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
Thank you for telling your story... It's good when one can be so open and honest in biographies. It's a good read and opens up ones understanding of different cultures..
Published 6 months ago by Shazzy
5.0 out of 5 stars COULD NOT PUT DOWN
Heart breaking but had to keep reading to the end .A book that shows determination, hope, joy and love.A real must read.
Published 16 months ago by susan sofutorunu
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Great book, very heart retching and sad.
Would have liked to know what the mother had to say to her daughter .
Published 16 months ago by Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Another world.
It is hard to imagine that this is the way life is for some people. It has made me a lot more sypathetic to the females. Read more
Published 17 months ago by janicesnelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Tears behind the veil
A easy read but slight drag to the end
Would pass on to friends
I think if the end had give more details I would have given 5 stars
Published 18 months ago by Curlyshirlee
4.0 out of 5 stars A moving story
I enjoyed this book. It gives a glimpse into other lives and cultures, and how it actually feels to be that person. Read more
Published 19 months ago by avid reader
4.0 out of 5 stars really good but very sad at the same time
This book was really good what she had to go through was really bad.I would like to know what happen next when her mother arrived back.
Published 22 months ago by mimi
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read but a bit confusing
I thought this book was an auto biography but it turned out to be an author writing about experiences that other people had had. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Teresa Parcs
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‘Wipe away the tears, Sania, that make you and other women like you so weak. Don’t bow your head to Suhaan or any other man, only to God. Certainly not to those we give birth to, nurture all our lives, feed them our bodies without hesitation, care for as sisters, caress sensually as their wives and above all, respect them as our fathers and brothers. These relationships tie us to them and each one of these relationships makes us weak because we, yes, we the females, give them the upper hand, the power, leaving ourselves to be treated as second-class citizens.’ &quote;
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