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Book Review – Scandalous Housewives : Mumbai



Madhuri Banerjee’s novel, Scandalous Housewives : Mumbai, is about four middle-aged women from a fictional apartment in the city who are best friends and are unsatisfied with their drab, monotonous personal lives.

The main characters –  Gita, Sarita, Natasha and Aarti – live in Sapphire Towers, one of the many high-rises in the Maximum City, with their families. All are married with children but technically speaking, Aarti is not a housewife since, unlike others, she works as a Sales professional for an MNC. Natasha is an ex-model, Gita is a brilliant cook and Sarita and her husband try out new, experimental ways of lovemaking after having tried the same old methods for far too long. Despite it being an ensemble cast, the centre of the story is Gita, although the other main characters are fully fleshed out too. Her problems and struggle make for the most detailed reading. The women…

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