As a youth, Qasim leaves his tribal village in the remote Himalayas for the plains. Caught up in the strife surrounding the creation of Pakistan, he takes an orphaned girl for his daughter and brings her to the bustling, decadent city of Lahore. Amid the pungent bazaars and crowded streets, Qasim makes his fortune and a home for the two of them. As the years pass, Qasim grows nostalgic about his life in the mountains while his hopelessly romantic teenage daughter, Zaitoon, imagines Qasim's homeland as a region of tall, ...

The Pakistani Bride 2008, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9781571310637

Trade paperback

The Pakistani Bride 2001, Penguin Books, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9780140148114

Mass-market paperback