Mrs Ali’s Road to Happiness – Farahad Zama
Mrs Ali’s beloved home is under threat – a new road-widening scheme threatens to destroy both it and the family business, the Marriage Bureau for Rich People. Meanwhile, Mrs Ali’s niece Pari, a young Muslim widow, adopts a destitute Hindu boy. This unorthodox arrangement offends Muslim and Hindu alike in the sleepy Indian town of Vizag. The Ali family is plunged into crisis, facing the threat of police action, social boycott and excommunication.
There is one plan that might just keep Pari and her son together, and the home Mr and Mrs Ali have shared for many years intact, but it’s desperate gamble. Do they risk everything for a small chance of success? But can they afford not to?