Review: The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Joshi creates an interesting story about a young woman’s struggle to find a place in the restrictive and classist society of India. The author deals sensitively, and in the end devastingly, with herbal preventative contraception tisanes, the moral and societal landmines which explode in the heroine’s life, and the destruction of her livelihood which had been primarily as a henna artist of great talent and repute.
Joshi writes with authority and believability, and certainly this is a novel worth exploring.