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The Henna Artist

Alka Joshi’s prose is rhythmic and alluring, and her characters are multidimensional and alive.

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Review of ‘The Henna Artist’

The Henna Artist is set in the pink city of Jaipur, India, and follows Lakshmi, a namesake of the goddess of wealth. Lakshmi has abandoned her husband, Hari, and now works in Jaipur applying dizzying henna designs to the city’s most elite women. Lakshmi is also a skilled herbalist, and she creates delicious Indian treats to…

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