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A teenager’s indiscretion becomes a family tragedy and threatens to become a national scandal in this Pakistan-set drama. Gul is the 15-year-old son of poor people who work for Sardar Timur, a wealthy and powerful man in Hayatabad, Pakistan. He’s suddenly pulled into a brief sexual encounter with Timur’s daughter, Farah, on whom he has had a longtime crush, and the two are A teenager’s indiscretion becomes a family tragedy and threatens to become a national scandal in this Pakistan-set drama. Gul is the 15-year-old son of poor people who work for Sardar Timur, a wealthy and powerful man in Hayatabad, Pakistan. He’s suddenly pulled into a brief sexual encounter with Timur’s daughter, Farah, on whom he has had a longtime crush, and the two are discovered in an unlucky moment that has extraordinary reverberations. Furious at what he feels is his mortification, Timur calls for a Panchayat, an “informal justice system” that empowers a council of locals to mete out determinations of guilt and innocence. Author Sakhia astutely captures the nature of these easily corruptible proceedings, which are officially illegal but largely ignored by the police. For Gul and his family, the stakes couldn’t be higher; he could be castrated or killed, and his relations could also suffer gruesome fates. Meanwhile, French journalist Arlette Baudis, who has accused the prime minister of Pakistan of sexual harassment, attempts to make the Panchayat fiasco into an issue of international interest—not only to highlight the nation’s corruption but also to challenge its sexist view of women. Over the course of this novel, the author presents a tale that is sinewy and rich, deftly depicting a traditional system of justice as a thinly disguised one of oppression. Sakhia’s sparse, straightforward prose is quietly moving, as when Baudis, in a fit of exasperated anger about the prime minister’s popular election, rages, “How stupid are you people? Where the damn hell is the moral compass?” Sakhia also manages, with great authorial restraint, to refrain from sacrificing the artistic elements of the story to a sententious lesson. "A captivating drama in pursuit of dramatic truth." - Kirkus Reviews.


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A teenager’s indiscretion becomes a family tragedy and threatens to become a national scandal in this Pakistan-set drama. Gul is the 15-year-old son of poor people who work for Sardar Timur, a wealthy and powerful man in Hayatabad, Pakistan. He’s suddenly pulled into a brief sexual encounter with Timur’s daughter, Farah, on whom he has had a longtime crush, and the two are A teenager’s indiscretion becomes a family tragedy and threatens to become a national scandal in this Pakistan-set drama. Gul is the 15-year-old son of poor people who work for Sardar Timur, a wealthy and powerful man in Hayatabad, Pakistan. He’s suddenly pulled into a brief sexual encounter with Timur’s daughter, Farah, on whom he has had a longtime crush, and the two are discovered in an unlucky moment that has extraordinary reverberations. Furious at what he feels is his mortification, Timur calls for a Panchayat, an “informal justice system” that empowers a council of locals to mete out determinations of guilt and innocence. Author Sakhia astutely captures the nature of these easily corruptible proceedings, which are officially illegal but largely ignored by the police. For Gul and his family, the stakes couldn’t be higher; he could be castrated or killed, and his relations could also suffer gruesome fates. Meanwhile, French journalist Arlette Baudis, who has accused the prime minister of Pakistan of sexual harassment, attempts to make the Panchayat fiasco into an issue of international interest—not only to highlight the nation’s corruption but also to challenge its sexist view of women. Over the course of this novel, the author presents a tale that is sinewy and rich, deftly depicting a traditional system of justice as a thinly disguised one of oppression. Sakhia’s sparse, straightforward prose is quietly moving, as when Baudis, in a fit of exasperated anger about the prime minister’s popular election, rages, “How stupid are you people? Where the damn hell is the moral compass?” Sakhia also manages, with great authorial restraint, to refrain from sacrificing the artistic elements of the story to a sententious lesson. "A captivating drama in pursuit of dramatic truth." - Kirkus Reviews.

30 review for In Women We Trust

  1. 4 out of 5

    Manish Raj

    The cover is what made me pick the book and dig into its mystery right away. This is a book that tempts the reader from the very start.This is a thriller bound story which kept readers hold on to the book till the end. This book tells us an intriguing story of love, thrill, politics and many more. This is a bit slow paced book. Be it well-sketched characters or power-packed writing, the story does hold its reader’s attention. What I certainly enjoyed about this book is its atmospheric writing, r The cover is what made me pick the book and dig into its mystery right away. This is a book that tempts the reader from the very start.This is a thriller bound story which kept readers hold on to the book till the end. This book tells us an intriguing story of love, thrill, politics and many more. This is a bit slow paced book. Be it well-sketched characters or power-packed writing, the story does hold its reader’s attention. What I certainly enjoyed about this book is its atmospheric writing, rich with precise expressions and vivid description. I also loved the development of the plot, full of unexpected twists and turns. The story is centred about Gul who is a 15-year-old son of poor people who work for Sardar Timur, a wealthy and powerful man in Hayatabad, Pakistan. He’s suddenly pulled into a brief sexual encounter with Timur’s daughter, Farah, on whom he has had a longtime crush, and the two are discovered in an unlucky moment that has extraordinary reverberations. How this teenager action become a national sensation is such a charismatic plot the author has created. The thrill it introduces is unbounded and unmatched. This is a masterpiece because it talks about how powerful men influence the society and brings injustice. The book has a lot of entertainment, it has twists and turns and that's what one will expect from a amazing story. It is able to create mysteries enough to keep the readers hooked upon. Written in an easy and simple language, it touches upon many different themes all at once. Overall I love the book because of it's intensity. In women we trust is a book that is bound to find a great appeal. Highly recommended 🌸 If you are looking for a thriller bound story. Thank you ✨

  2. 5 out of 5

    Manisha Gurnani

    || BOOK REVIEW || - 🍁 The Book, in Women We Trust by N.h. Sakhia, Is a Fictional Story. 🍂 🍁 The Story Revolves Around a Fifteen Year Old Teenager Boy of Pakistan Whose Name Is Gul. Gul Belongs to a Poor Family and Is Working for Sardar Timur. Gul Falls in Love with Timur's Daughter Named Farah. Timur Is a Very Powerful and Wealthy Person of Hayatabad, Pakistan. 🍂 🍁 Gul and Farah Love Each Other Secretly but This Secret Comes Out and Timur Gets to Know About This. Timur Arranges the Panchayat for the || BOOK REVIEW || - 🍁 The Book, in Women We Trust by N.h. Sakhia, Is a Fictional Story. 🍂 🍁 The Story Revolves Around a Fifteen Year Old Teenager Boy of Pakistan Whose Name Is Gul. Gul Belongs to a Poor Family and Is Working for Sardar Timur. Gul Falls in Love with Timur's Daughter Named Farah. Timur Is a Very Powerful and Wealthy Person of Hayatabad, Pakistan. 🍂 🍁 Gul and Farah Love Each Other Secretly but This Secret Comes Out and Timur Gets to Know About This. Timur Arranges the Panchayat for the Sensitive Matter. Gul and His Family Are Aware of the Powers of Timur and Hence They Feel Decision Could Be in the Favour of Timur Because of Manipulation. 🍂 🍁 Gul's Sister Whose Name Is Badri Has to Face a Lot Due to This Who Family Drama Which Turned Out to Be a National Issue in Which Prime Minister Also Got Involved. She Was Not at All in Fault and Still Has to Face a Lot. Read an Amazing Story and Get to Know Who Wins the Case, Timur or Gul. 🍂 🍁 The Author Has Written About Illegal Panchayat System Which Is Full of Corruption and Manipulation and Such Vital Yet Unearthed Topics in the Book Boldly. 🍂 🍁 The Language of the Book Is Lucid. the Writing Style of the Book Is Slow - Paced. the Cover of the Book Is Captivating. the Title of the Book Is Well - Chosen. 🍂 || PERSONAL INSIGHT || - 🌸 Although, I Enjoyed Reading the Book, the Writing Style of the Book Could Have Been a Bit More Impressive. That Would Have Made the Book a Bit More Intriguing.

  3. 4 out of 5

    theindianreads

    Review // In woMEN we trust by N.H Sakhia The story of love, injustice, suffering and politics - set in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Gul and Farah love each other, but they belong to two different class. Gul is an ordinary young boy, whose family has their share of poverty and difficulties whereas Farah is the daughter of a wealthy Sardar. Timur, the Sardar finds about the secret relationship between his daughter and servant’s son. He calls for a local judiciary meeting- a panchayat court where the elders Review // In woMEN we trust by N.H Sakhia The story of love, injustice, suffering and politics - set in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Gul and Farah love each other, but they belong to two different class. Gul is an ordinary young boy, whose family has their share of poverty and difficulties whereas Farah is the daughter of a wealthy Sardar. Timur, the Sardar finds about the secret relationship between his daughter and servant’s son. He calls for a local judiciary meeting- a panchayat court where the elders and holders of power often make the bench of judges to decide on an accused. Most of the times, the ordinary is devoid of any justice or appeal in these settings. So what happens to Gul? During the trial, Gul’s family had to suffer a lot, including the sexual assault to his sister. While this local scenario continues, a french journalist takes up this issue to bring to the world the injustices and lack of freedom/authority faced women in Pakistan and the patriarchal and political ideologies that supports it. Overall this was a slightly depressing and long read, but portraying some serious issues like class and gender inequality, that still needs change in our society. The title is on point, the crossing of 'wo' in women, because while we fight for women it’s often the men who is 'given' the win. Read to find if justice is served in the end.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bookish Buddy

    In Women We Trust Naim H Sakhia In Women We Trust revolves around a fifteen year old teenager Gul. Gul belongs to a poor family and he work for Sardar Timur. Timur is a powerful and wealthy man in Hyderabad. Gul has a crush on Timur's daughter Farah. The story takes a turn which is followed by some events regarding Farah and Gul. The book discuss many bold topics, how the panchayat system prevail in this era. The informal justice system which is accepted by all the people, even the police dare to In Women We Trust Naim H Sakhia In Women We Trust revolves around a fifteen year old teenager Gul. Gul belongs to a poor family and he work for Sardar Timur. Timur is a powerful and wealthy man in Hyderabad. Gul has a crush on Timur's daughter Farah. The story takes a turn which is followed by some events regarding Farah and Gul. The book discuss many bold topics, how the panchayat system prevail in this era. The informal justice system which is accepted by all the people, even the police dare to speak against it. I am not sure if this is pure fiction or a story based on true inspiration. Hats off to the author, I really enjoyed the narration and the impact the story gave. The plot is really a nerve cracking one, I got irritated by some of the characters and events. The French journalist Arlette Baudis plays a major part in the story. He accused the Prime minister of sexual harassment and also attempts to bring the Panchayat issue of international interest. I wished some of the characters were punished while reading the book. The injustice towards women was frustrating. The author is able to bring all the emotion reach the reader. I really liked the cover of the book and how the story is presented. Overall it was a good experience.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Megha Zen

    Women in some parts of the world, emerging as vulnerable and afflicted gender, just being toyed as dominant patriarchy desires. Women are eyed as one-off piece of amusement. And this book "In Woman We Trust" authored by N. H. Sakhia, depicts at its most, the scenario of women in society. Noor, a young girl traumatized by the horrific incident happened to her. She was brutally assaulted, rapped and beaten for no reason or the reason 'she is a girl'. Then story jumps to another scenario where is a Women in some parts of the world, emerging as vulnerable and afflicted gender, just being toyed as dominant patriarchy desires. Women are eyed as one-off piece of amusement. And this book "In Woman We Trust" authored by N. H. Sakhia, depicts at its most, the scenario of women in society. Noor, a young girl traumatized by the horrific incident happened to her. She was brutally assaulted, rapped and beaten for no reason or the reason 'she is a girl'. Then story jumps to another scenario where is a teen boy, named, Gul, son of house maid of richest man of town. Gul's innocent urge to satiate his hunger made him to enter home restricted for people like him. And his this compulsive initiative dragged him to most terrifying situation of life where him and his family's lives are at stake. Now comes to another characters, two friends - Mullah Aziz Imam of largest mosque and Turab a newspaper writer and weird occurances in their town that gripped them too upto a great peril and their lives are also jeopardized. There's Aamir a media person and translator for foreign delegates or interviewer. Aamir has same stauntch opinion and conservative beliefs for women. This is a book of realities, harsh world and heartless people, so excruciating to read afflictions and molestation of exploited people. It certainly gonna make your heart tear apart and leave you teary eyes. Real pain is when you know this society and you are unable to change anything. I hopped for happy ending but it made me realise that realities don't have happy endings and unjust remain there. It might be happening anywhere, in any society or nation. Must be appreciated all the efforts author has done not only dig out such issues but bring, that's absolutely courageous and encouraging too. Book is merely spanning around 24 chapters depicting different tales of disparate areas of Pakistan. Beginning few chapters narrate stories of different places and people but as story progresses further, stories are intensely merging and making scene clearer and lot engrossing. I adore it's title the way it represents the whole story aptly. It really a must read book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Book Worm

    Review Book: In Women We Trust By: Naim H Sakhia My Ratings: 4.7/5 In Women We Trust revolves around a fifteen year old teenager Gul.He was a son of poor Pakistani’s working under Sardar Timur, couldn’t resist himself when he was summoned by Farah, Timur’s daughter. Little did he know that his impulsive action would turn into a family tragedy. On the other hand, Arlette Baudis, a French journalist, is all set to expose the corrupted panchayat system in Pakistan. Gul and his family are aware of the f Review Book: In Women We Trust By: Naim H Sakhia My Ratings: 4.7/5 In Women We Trust revolves around a fifteen year old teenager Gul.He was a son of poor Pakistani’s working under Sardar Timur, couldn’t resist himself when he was summoned by Farah, Timur’s daughter. Little did he know that his impulsive action would turn into a family tragedy. On the other hand, Arlette Baudis, a French journalist, is all set to expose the corrupted panchayat system in Pakistan. Gul and his family are aware of the fact that the decision can easily go in favor of Taimur, him being in a powerful position to manipulate the panchayat. The book continues to reveal whether Gul will come out of this darkness unharmed or will he have to face the punishment. On the other hand, a French journalist tries to make this issue of international interest to defame Pakistan's Prime Minister and highlight this mistreatment given to women in the country and Siding with the people who have authority and influence, treating lower class people as slaves just because they are poor. The book could draw me in from the very first page. I flipped each page in curiosity to see them getting punished but no, it's just the first part. The book winds up at a crucial part, and as it is a new release, it's so sad that I'll have to wait so long to read the rest. Overall, the book has a strong plot, and if it is based on true incidents I appreciate the author for his bravery. It is well-executed and narrated in good language. It's indeed a good page-turner and a great attempt by the author.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    In Women We Trust is a story of atrocities and injustice in Pakistan. The author has given very detailed descriptions of violence and many gruesome scenes too. The book also sheds light on the crimes against women and the incapable justice system. The book has a lot of characters, which are very difficult to keep track of. The story keeps on moving back and forth in time and it can be confusing for the readers. The title of the book does not fit the story. The book talks a lot about crimes again In Women We Trust is a story of atrocities and injustice in Pakistan. The author has given very detailed descriptions of violence and many gruesome scenes too. The book also sheds light on the crimes against women and the incapable justice system. The book has a lot of characters, which are very difficult to keep track of. The story keeps on moving back and forth in time and it can be confusing for the readers. The title of the book does not fit the story. The book talks a lot about crimes against women. So I assumed that the Women might come together and fight for themselves but that does not happen. The cover depicts a girl with her face covered with a scarf and only her eyes visible, which could mean she is wearing a burqa (according to Islamic culture) but it could also mean she is a vigilante (according to western culture). The story is very long and it became a drudgery to read it after a while. I found the book very depressing. I read it in one go and completed it till the end, but I was disappointed when I finished it. The story just goes on and on about the oppressive Sardar and the accused Gul. The whole book is only about the Panchayat proceedings. The book does not even have a climax. I read the entire book waiting for something good to happen but nothing happened. There are no twists, no major events and not even a single revelation throughout the book. I do not recommend this book to everyday readers. However, for readers who like historical fiction and violence, this may be a suitable book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ithusha

    Gul, a teenager, son of poor Pakistani’s working under Sardar Timur, couldn’t resist himself when he was summoned by Farah, Timur’s daughter. Little did he know that his impulsive action would turn into a family tragedy. On the other hand, Arlette Baudis, a French journalist, is all set to expose the corrupted panchayat system in Pakistan. To be honest, I have no idea whether the information given in the book - like the Panchayat system and their views towards women - is true or just fiction. Wh Gul, a teenager, son of poor Pakistani’s working under Sardar Timur, couldn’t resist himself when he was summoned by Farah, Timur’s daughter. Little did he know that his impulsive action would turn into a family tragedy. On the other hand, Arlette Baudis, a French journalist, is all set to expose the corrupted panchayat system in Pakistan. To be honest, I have no idea whether the information given in the book - like the Panchayat system and their views towards women - is true or just fiction. Whatever be the case, it simply got on my nerves. The plot is set in Pakistan, and it’s my first book based on this theme. And I’ve never been so frustrated by a book before! No, it’s not because of the author’s fault, it’s actually his success that he could make me get deep into the book. The book could draw me in from the very first page. Three stories run parallel which eventually merge into one. Almost all the characters are grey and you can't help but hate them. I flipped each page in curiosity to see them getting punished but no, it's just the first part. The book winds up at a crucial part, and as it is a new release, it's so sad that I'll have to wait so long to read the rest. Overall, the book has a strong plot, and if it is based on true incidents I appreciate the author for his bravery. It is well-executed and narrated in good language. It's indeed a good page-turner and a great attempt by the author.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Book Swimmers

    - The book is based on a teenager named Gul. He belongs to a poor family that works for Sardar Taimur who is a wealthy and powerful man. Gul has had a crush on Taimur's daughter Farah and the two get close. Things take a turn for the worst when the two are caught and Taimur calls for a Panchayat meeting regarding the sensitive matter. Gul and his family are aware of the fact that the decision can easily go in favor of Taimur, him being in a powerful position to manipulate the panchayat. - The boo - The book is based on a teenager named Gul. He belongs to a poor family that works for Sardar Taimur who is a wealthy and powerful man. Gul has had a crush on Taimur's daughter Farah and the two get close. Things take a turn for the worst when the two are caught and Taimur calls for a Panchayat meeting regarding the sensitive matter. Gul and his family are aware of the fact that the decision can easily go in favor of Taimur, him being in a powerful position to manipulate the panchayat. - The book continues to reveal whether Gul will come out of this darkness unharmed or will he have to face the punishment. On the other hand, a French journalist tries to make this issue of international interest to defame Pakistan's Prime Minister and highlight the mistreatment given to women in the country. - It is a well-paced book. Through this story, the author has brought to light the major societal issues that people often face due to powerful, obnoxious men who believe the world should function according to their belief systems. He also talks about the Panchayats in the country that practice an illegal justice system, even in the present times. - It is an intense read that weaves the multiple characters together in a way that is gripping and enthralling. Recommended for those looking for a fiction read with great thriller elements.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Shruti Mishra

    ✨'In women we trust' is a book written by Naim.H.Shakhia. ✨The story revolves around the character of Gul.The plot is set in Pakistan.The story goes around Gul and Farah. Gul belongs to a poor family and works for Timur.Timur is a rich and wealthy man of Hayatabad,Pakistan. ✨Farah and Gul falls in love and almost keeps it a secret.But soon this gets revealed and Timur manipulates the whole panchayat to give decision against Gul. ✨Badri is the sister of Gul.She gets to face a lot because of the fight ✨'In women we trust' is a book written by Naim.H.Shakhia. ✨The story revolves around the character of Gul.The plot is set in Pakistan.The story goes around Gul and Farah. Gul belongs to a poor family and works for Timur.Timur is a rich and wealthy man of Hayatabad,Pakistan. ✨Farah and Gul falls in love and almost keeps it a secret.But soon this gets revealed and Timur manipulates the whole panchayat to give decision against Gul. ✨Badri is the sister of Gul.She gets to face a lot because of the fight between Gul and Timur. ✨And the story gets a turn when things gets worse that the prime minister of the nation had to intervene. 👉🏻Will Gul be successful against Timur? 👉🏻Who will win the case-Timur or Gul? 👉🏻Will Timur and Farah be together? 👉🏻Read the book to get the answers and unfold the whole story. ✨The main thing which I would like to highlight is-this is the first book set in Pakistan which I read. ✨The cover of the book is beautiful and intriguing. ✨The thing because of which I picked the book is-Its title!The title aroused my curiousity and I grabbed it. ✨The story is written in a very good manner.The language is simple and lucid.The plot is engaging and gripping. ✨The way in which the author has written about poverty, manipulation and injustice is amazing. ✨A very interesting story and a good read!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amigo Reviews

    Book name - In Women we trust Author - N.H. Sakhia In Women we trust is a Crime Fiction Novel By the Author N.H.Sakhia Through this story, the author talks about social issues and atrocities against women, corruption which exist in the system, panchayats and the misuse of social-political power. This book revolves around a fifteen-year-old teenager boy Gul. He was a son of poor Pakistani’s working under Sardar Timur a wealthy and powerful man in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Gul falls in love with Farah. Far Book name - In Women we trust Author - N.H. Sakhia In Women we trust is a Crime Fiction Novel By the Author N.H.Sakhia Through this story, the author talks about social issues and atrocities against women, corruption which exist in the system, panchayats and the misuse of social-political power. This book revolves around a fifteen-year-old teenager boy Gul. He was a son of poor Pakistani’s working under Sardar Timur a wealthy and powerful man in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Gul falls in love with Farah. Farah is the daughter of his leader Timur. Gul and Farah love each other. Both are discovered in an unlucky moment that has extraordinary reverberations. When Taimur comes to know about it. He calls for a Panchayat for justice and he manipulates the panchayat. Being a powerful leader the decisions go in his favour. Arlette Baudis, a French journalist, is all set to expose the corrupted panchayat system in Pakistan and sexual charges against the PM of the Country. This story would make you think, ponder, feel and most importantly it will make you get hooked to it till the end. The author N.H Sakhia portrayed all the characters extremely very well. The language used is simple and lucid. The writing style was truly amazing. The characters were strongly developed. Coming to the cover and the title of the book, both are alluring and attractive. Highly recommended

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bindhu Chandrika

    IN WOMEN WE TRUST 🦚🦚🦚🦋🦋🦚🦚🦚 WRITTEN BY NAIM H. SAKHIA It's a story about a fifteen year old boy named Gul. He was a servant of the wealthy and powerful Sardar Taimur. Gul was a member of a poor family and worked in happily. He's suddenly pulled into a brief sexual encounter with Taimur's daughter, Farah.on whom he has had a longtime crush, and the two are discovered in and unlucky moment moment that has extraordinary reverberations. Taimur called a Panchayat in connection with this. But issues got IN WOMEN WE TRUST 🦚🦚🦚🦋🦋🦚🦚🦚 WRITTEN BY NAIM H. SAKHIA It's a story about a fifteen year old boy named Gul. He was a servant of the wealthy and powerful Sardar Taimur. Gul was a member of a poor family and worked in happily. He's suddenly pulled into a brief sexual encounter with Taimur's daughter, Farah.on whom he has had a longtime crush, and the two are discovered in and unlucky moment moment that has extraordinary reverberations. Taimur called a Panchayat in connection with this. But issues got worse. Gul's family believed that a decision would be made in favour of Taimur who holds a position in that Panchayat. Will Gul be punished for this issue? I read it with great interest. Now there is another story going on the other side. A French Journalist tries to discredit the Prime Minister of Pakistan. This gave it international prominence. Others often face a variety of problems due to the actions of some bad human beings, and sometimes even the sacrifice of life. The depiction of situations, social issues, and life all became really eventful. The presentation style what is happening in his life is very beautiful. Well written and attractive cover design. Simple language for ease way to read. Character creations are wonderful. I recommend this book my friends.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Vaidelote Jaunsta

    The cover of this book looked so intriguing that I was drawn to it instantly. The title also sounds quite interesting, and so I decided to pick this book up. The story is set in Pakistan and is quite heart-wrenching and intense. It revolves around Gul, a teenager, who hails from a poor family and works under the wealthy and powerful Sardar Timur. Situations turn worse for Gul when Timur comes to know about the former's involvement with his daughter, Farah. He calls for a Panchayat and being infl The cover of this book looked so intriguing that I was drawn to it instantly. The title also sounds quite interesting, and so I decided to pick this book up. The story is set in Pakistan and is quite heart-wrenching and intense. It revolves around Gul, a teenager, who hails from a poor family and works under the wealthy and powerful Sardar Timur. Situations turn worse for Gul when Timur comes to know about the former's involvement with his daughter, Farah. He calls for a Panchayat and being influencial, the decisions go in his favour. Will Gul be able to prove his innocence and save himself and his family? Parallely, a French journalist tries to turn this Panchayat fiasco into an issue of international interest. Will finally the true sense of justice be served? The theme is nicely chosen, but the story is a bit too violent for my taste. The plot is gripping but narration is not so engaging. The pace is slow and lengthy and some parts felt a little dragged and confusing. The lack of a proper climax disappointed me the most. The portrayal of different characters was appreciable though. If you're interested in reading political fiction and are okay with violent content then give it a go!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Praneetha

    In women we trust is a story set in a backdrop of Pakistan where a boy named Gul had to face all the repercussions for something which was mutual between him and the daughter of Sardar Timor. The main fault of his was that he and his family are poor. The author has narrated really well about the politics and the injustice which is done using power, fame and money. I felt really sad while reading the physical torture done to Badri with no fault of hers. This tale is really very emotional which wa In women we trust is a story set in a backdrop of Pakistan where a boy named Gul had to face all the repercussions for something which was mutual between him and the daughter of Sardar Timor. The main fault of his was that he and his family are poor. The author has narrated really well about the politics and the injustice which is done using power, fame and money. I felt really sad while reading the physical torture done to Badri with no fault of hers. This tale is really very emotional which was written in a good pace without much dragging. I must say the cover is very attractive and the title is perfect for the story. The language is lucid and the flow was good. Though initially I felt it difficult to understand the characters and remember their names but later on the way the author connected the dots was worth praising. I can't choose a favorite character because most of the men in the story are really very bad and you just can't help hating them. But that's how the story demands these characters to be. And as the ending is totally unanticipated, now I am really waiting for the next book in the series.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ankit

    Book : In Women We Trust author: Naim H. Sakhia rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The story is set in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Apart from the story I also got to learn about the kind of justice system that is prevailing their in form of Panchayat which can even order capital punishment. The story is about Gul, son of very poor parents who work for Sardar Timur who is a rich and wealthy man. Farah is the daughter of Timur. Gul has a major crush on Farah and gets into a sexual relationship with her. Timur was unknown about th Book : In Women We Trust author: Naim H. Sakhia rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The story is set in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Apart from the story I also got to learn about the kind of justice system that is prevailing their in form of Panchayat which can even order capital punishment. The story is about Gul, son of very poor parents who work for Sardar Timur who is a rich and wealthy man. Farah is the daughter of Timur. Gul has a major crush on Farah and gets into a sexual relationship with her. Timur was unknown about this. Things get worse when Timur learn about them and calls for the Panchayat to get Gul punished badly for his conduct. On the other hand there is a French journalist named Arlette Baudis who accused the PM of Pakistan of sexual assault. The author has brought before us the real face of such illegal panchayats that are male dominated, sexist and corrupt. Gul's life is now at the mercy of panchayat. Will he be acquitted or will he be punished for something which was mutual between him and Farah. An amazing storyline that brings out the the injustice that happen even in this 21st century. Happy Reading.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nishita Patil

    Set in the most sensitive and traumatising geopolitical environment in Pakistan this book will make you hate almost every male character, Oozing misogyny all over!!! It commences with Gul a teenager getting physically intimate with the daughter of Sardar Taimur (Farah) and was caught red handed. Since the society and civilization system set in the backdrop is extremely regressive a Panchayat is called to make the decision on the same. Taimur being from a wealthy family, it's easy for him to have a w Set in the most sensitive and traumatising geopolitical environment in Pakistan this book will make you hate almost every male character, Oozing misogyny all over!!! It commences with Gul a teenager getting physically intimate with the daughter of Sardar Taimur (Farah) and was caught red handed. Since the society and civilization system set in the backdrop is extremely regressive a Panchayat is called to make the decision on the same. Taimur being from a wealthy family, it's easy for him to have a win. Parallelly a French Journalist is all set to expose corruption and sexual charges against the PM of the Country. The book will engage you with three simultaneous plotlines eventually merging into one. You'll desperately wait and wait for the injustice to be justified and every wrong to be done right. Here I will appreciate the author's capabilities, I have only hated a character (s) so much in the Netflix series Vagabond. Overall it was engaging and thrilling read but not for the weak hearted I must say it's something which is close to reality but at the same time something the entire world wants to close it's eyes from and turn away!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shreya

    🌟In women we trust by NH Sakhia is a fictional story. This is based on the characters Gul and Farah. Gul a Pakistani 15-year-old teenage boy, belongs to a poor family. 🌟Farah was the daughter of Timur, a very powerful and rich person in Pakistan. Gul was working for Sardar Timur. 🌟Gul and Farah fall in love with each other. They love themselves secretly but soon their secrets God revealed. Timur gets to know about this. Timur arranged Panchayat for this matter. 🌟Because of the great power of the 🌟In women we trust by NH Sakhia is a fictional story. This is based on the characters Gul and Farah. Gul a Pakistani 15-year-old teenage boy, belongs to a poor family. 🌟Farah was the daughter of Timur, a very powerful and rich person in Pakistan. Gul was working for Sardar Timur. 🌟Gul and Farah fall in love with each other. They love themselves secretly but soon their secrets God revealed. Timur gets to know about this. Timur arranged Panchayat for this matter. 🌟Because of the great power of the Timur, Gul and his family suffered a lot, especially Gul's sister is manipulated a lot due to all these. 🌟Later this case turned out to be a national issue in which Prime Minister also got involved. It is very exciting to know that who will win the case, Gul Or Timur. 🌟A very Suspective and exciting story, written lucidly. The plotting of the character is amazing. The story is unique and very attention catching. Overall a good read with an attractive cover and title. 🌟Those who love to read frictional books and violence then they can go through this book, maybe the story will excite them.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Asif Hussain

    Nowadays, people have got so much money that they can turn the case in their favour. No matter what big crimes you have done, the thing which matters is that do you have that much money in order to put a curtain on your wrongdoings. In Women We Trust is a story of a boy named Gul whose father was very poor and a wealthy and powerful man named Sardar Timur. Gul worked for Timur and was also in relationship with Timur's daughter. One day he finds out both approaching each other and was indulged in Nowadays, people have got so much money that they can turn the case in their favour. No matter what big crimes you have done, the thing which matters is that do you have that much money in order to put a curtain on your wrongdoings. In Women We Trust is a story of a boy named Gul whose father was very poor and a wealthy and powerful man named Sardar Timur. Gul worked for Timur and was also in relationship with Timur's daughter. One day he finds out both approaching each other and was indulged in some sort of act. This enraged Timur very much that he called the Panchayat. Gul already thought that Timur was a powerful person both in wealth and body and such that the final output of the case would come in favour of Timur. Who would win the case, Gul or Timur? Or even if the case turns out to be in favour of Gul, what will Timur do then? Will he come forward one more time to turn the case in his favour? Read the story to find out what's contained inside. The story was good. Overall the book was covered with the Panchayat proceedings and hearings. The title of the book doesn't match with the story inside it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Neha

    PLOT: The protagonist Gul, a teenager boy of Pakistan, unknowingly invites the perils as he falls in love with Timur's daughter, Farah. Unfortunately, the love birds are caught and Timur calls panchayat. The consequences may not be good for Gul and his family. What about Farah? Will she be forgiven by Timur? This family drama soon turns into national fiasco. The prime minister of nation is also dragged. The whole thing becomes an issue of international interest. OPINION: The narration style is pow PLOT: The protagonist Gul, a teenager boy of Pakistan, unknowingly invites the perils as he falls in love with Timur's daughter, Farah. Unfortunately, the love birds are caught and Timur calls panchayat. The consequences may not be good for Gul and his family. What about Farah? Will she be forgiven by Timur? This family drama soon turns into national fiasco. The prime minister of nation is also dragged. The whole thing becomes an issue of international interest. OPINION: The narration style is powerful. Loved the narration! Being a girl, the plot intrigued m. On the backdrop of love, family and relation, the author has smoothly hammered some sensitive issues into the plot; like corruption, power, also sexual molestation and the way the feminine gender is assaulted in various forms. The characters are well developed. Also the book is fast paced and appropriately structured, I absolutely loved it. Will definitely recommend this one! If you love crime or thriller fictions, you will love this book. Happy Reading ♥️

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amanya Prism

    “In Women We Trust” is a Crime Fiction Novel By the Author “N.H.Sakhia”. The book is about Injustice, harassment, love, hatred, political conspiracy. The author had tried to show manipulation and injustice towards women's rights and how some people play with the political networks. The story of the novel begins in Pakistan, the main character of the story is Gul. He is a boy from an underprivileged household. Gul falls in love with Farah. Farah is the daughter of his leader Timur. Timur is a ver “In Women We Trust” is a Crime Fiction Novel By the Author “N.H.Sakhia”. The book is about Injustice, harassment, love, hatred, political conspiracy. The author had tried to show manipulation and injustice towards women's rights and how some people play with the political networks. The story of the novel begins in Pakistan, the main character of the story is Gul. He is a boy from an underprivileged household. Gul falls in love with Farah. Farah is the daughter of his leader Timur. Timur is a very influential and rich man of Pakistan. When he acknowledged the love affair of her daughter he called the panchayat for justice and the decisions reached in the Timur's courtesy. After this incident what will happen to Gul?? How he will be able to prove his innocence and achieve justice??? The storyline is gripping and keeps you hooked till the end. Every character of the story is well developed. The language of the book is simply adequate. The book cover is notable. Overall, an optimistic read book. Recommended to every bookworm

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shradha

    The story of "In Women We Trust" by N. H. Sakhia is set in Hayatabad, Pakistan and mostly revolves around Gul and Farah who are in love with each other but because of the difference between their class, Gul is put on a trial in front of the panchayat to prove his guilt or innocence. The story not only tells about politics, injustice, the class and gender inequality but also the struggle of women, the traumas, abuses they had to go through, how oppressed they have been. Even after so many years, The story of "In Women We Trust" by N. H. Sakhia is set in Hayatabad, Pakistan and mostly revolves around Gul and Farah who are in love with each other but because of the difference between their class, Gul is put on a trial in front of the panchayat to prove his guilt or innocence. The story not only tells about politics, injustice, the class and gender inequality but also the struggle of women, the traumas, abuses they had to go through, how oppressed they have been. Even after so many years, nothing much has changed in terms of what a woman has to go through. The patriarchy is still killing the voices raised against them. This book touches on some of these most sensitive topics which not only affect women but also people of different races and class. The writing style is inviting, while deceptively hard-hitting. Not necessarily a page turner in the beginning, but it picked up a solid head of steam towards the end. Read this book to find out how Gul and Farah's story would play out in the end.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bookmist24

    The story of this book revolves around Gul a teenager, belongs to a poor family who works for Sardar Taimur. With virtue of time Gul involved sexually with Taimur’s daughter and later he was caught. A Panchayat was called and there is no chance Gul’s family could win as Taimur is one of the wealthiest people of that area. Will he be able to prove his innocence? How is the title justified? How Gul fought for his right? And what happened to his family? To know all the answers, you have to give thi The story of this book revolves around Gul a teenager, belongs to a poor family who works for Sardar Taimur. With virtue of time Gul involved sexually with Taimur’s daughter and later he was caught. A Panchayat was called and there is no chance Gul’s family could win as Taimur is one of the wealthiest people of that area. Will he be able to prove his innocence? How is the title justified? How Gul fought for his right? And what happened to his family? To know all the answers, you have to give this amazing book a read. This book is a masterpiece and author described well about the ground view of panchayats in his country and the bitter reality like corruptions at the ground level. He talks about the illegal justice system i.e., Panchayat. Talking about the plot. Its really amazing and catchy. And the characters are well developed. Talking about the literature, the language is rich and easy to understand. Overall, this book is a 4-star book. Everyone out there give this book a read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    NOORA AMIR

    Gul, a fifteen-year-old boy, was caught while having a brief sexual encounter with Farah, daughter of the powerful Sardar Timur, for whom his parents work for. Though it was mutual between the two, Gul had to bear all the fault, and his whole family had to pay a hefty price, especially his sister Badri. Through the book, the author throws light on the illegal Panchayat system and the atrocities against women. It is an emotional read dealing with a very sensitive topic. There are a lot of charact Gul, a fifteen-year-old boy, was caught while having a brief sexual encounter with Farah, daughter of the powerful Sardar Timur, for whom his parents work for. Though it was mutual between the two, Gul had to bear all the fault, and his whole family had to pay a hefty price, especially his sister Badri. Through the book, the author throws light on the illegal Panchayat system and the atrocities against women. It is an emotional read dealing with a very sensitive topic. There are a lot of characters and side stories but the author has coordinated everything perfectly well. The character development is on point. You can't help but hate almost all the characters and feel pity for Badri. The language is good and the book keeps you attentive from the very first page. It is fast-paced and well-executed. The book ends by putting the readers at the edge of their seats. Eagerly waiting for the next part.

  24. 5 out of 5

    AJ

    The story is set in Pakistan. At first I was very confused because new characters were popping up here and there, it was hard to keep up but then slowly the author connects the dots and we gets insight on how characters are connected to each other. The book show how corrupt these kinds of panchayats are. Siding with the people who have authority and influence, treating lower class people as slaves just because they are poor, Women are treated horribly-that parts really shook me and it was hard f The story is set in Pakistan. At first I was very confused because new characters were popping up here and there, it was hard to keep up but then slowly the author connects the dots and we gets insight on how characters are connected to each other. The book show how corrupt these kinds of panchayats are. Siding with the people who have authority and influence, treating lower class people as slaves just because they are poor, Women are treated horribly-that parts really shook me and it was hard for me to read through it-,how people use traditional systems to oppress other people. It was disheartening to me that most of them are hard truths that still happening in 21st century. I hated every character in the book especially men.The writing is rich and flowy, the plotline is great and the author executed it really well.

  25. 5 out of 5

    SCULPTOR Of EMOTIONS

    While dipping myself in different phases of life, here I am tonight, dipping my emotions and pulling them out drenched with tears while shifting from one page to another in terms of reading this book where every aspect is narrated in an accurate manner. The concept is quite alluring as the title. Divided into twenty of the different chapters, the book brings out shades of love and hurdles in an intriguing manner to reach out to the readers with pain, love, secrets and also, a pinch of suspense. B While dipping myself in different phases of life, here I am tonight, dipping my emotions and pulling them out drenched with tears while shifting from one page to another in terms of reading this book where every aspect is narrated in an accurate manner. The concept is quite alluring as the title. Divided into twenty of the different chapters, the book brings out shades of love and hurdles in an intriguing manner to reach out to the readers with pain, love, secrets and also, a pinch of suspense. Back then the books on love were all appearing to be common in some or the other way but I would truly praise this read. Before ending up with the views on this book, here's a quote from the book which I loved quite easily. "Sometimes it is more effective to punish the man by damaging his honor rather than hurting him physically."

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kreena Jain

    In women we Trust is a very intriguing read by N.H. Sakhia. The book is about the protagonist named Gul who is a teenager from Pakistan. He comes from a poor family but as you might have seen in many stories, he falls in love with a girl from a rich family. Farah is the daughter of Timur, a wealthy person for whom Gil's father is working. The good part here was that it wasn't one sided. Both, Gul and Farah love each other. This news gradually reached Timur and he called for a Panchayat. So what In women we Trust is a very intriguing read by N.H. Sakhia. The book is about the protagonist named Gul who is a teenager from Pakistan. He comes from a poor family but as you might have seen in many stories, he falls in love with a girl from a rich family. Farah is the daughter of Timur, a wealthy person for whom Gil's father is working. The good part here was that it wasn't one sided. Both, Gul and Farah love each other. This news gradually reached Timur and he called for a Panchayat. So what do you think will happen next? In whose favour will the Panchayat speak? Will the two lovers become one? Or will their story have to end there. To know all these answers you will have to read this book. The language was easy and the book was intriguing. The cover should have been attractive and eye catchy I feel. The plot was interesting and it was a thrilling read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ayan

    This story is set in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Where the main character of the story Gul fifteen-year-old boy lives with his family. Due to the not good economic situation, Gul is working there is a very big politic Taimur. Gul falls in love with Taimur's daughter Farah, Farah also loves Gul that much. But a twist comes when Taimur comes to know about it. Taimur arranges a Panchayat for this but due to his powerful personality, the decision is in his favor. Now how will Gul protect himself and his fa This story is set in Hayatabad, Pakistan. Where the main character of the story Gul fifteen-year-old boy lives with his family. Due to the not good economic situation, Gul is working there is a very big politic Taimur. Gul falls in love with Taimur's daughter Farah, Farah also loves Gul that much. But a twist comes when Taimur comes to know about it. Taimur arranges a Panchayat for this but due to his powerful personality, the decision is in his favor. Now how will Gul protect himself and his family from Taimur? Will the love story of Gul and Farah grow further? What will Taimur do with Gul and his family now? You have to read the book to the end to know the answers to all these questions. The way the book cover page is designed is eye-catching. The caption is something different and interesting. The author has used simple language. Happy Reading 💚

  28. 4 out of 5

    Swati Thalod

    The novel is based on a lot of different topics, such as love, fight for justice, revelation of truth, international politics, power and some more. It's a combination of many dramas put together in this book, the book offers the reader a great deal of twist and turns. The basic story starts with a guy named Gul, he is just fifteen and falls in love with his boss's daughter. And the big drama takes off when his boss gets to know about his love story ! One after another things just keep forming in The novel is based on a lot of different topics, such as love, fight for justice, revelation of truth, international politics, power and some more. It's a combination of many dramas put together in this book, the book offers the reader a great deal of twist and turns. The basic story starts with a guy named Gul, he is just fifteen and falls in love with his boss's daughter. And the big drama takes off when his boss gets to know about his love story ! One after another things just keep forming into a chain. And never just takes a break for the reader to breath and start again. It kept me captivated till the last page ! Some things and situations could be written in more better and interesting way. The author has highlighted the corrupted political system very well. It's a good novel. The author could do better though.

  29. 5 out of 5

    The Bookish Boy

    The main strength of this book are its Rich Plot and Diverse Characters. The story follows its three different subplots and slowly connect the dots, merges them into one. It is very interesting to see the characters arguing with each other with their versatile ethical dilemma. I truly like the discussion about the necessity of women education and the authority of male in a marriage over his wife. 🌸 The characters are nurtured with so much care time that the plot has been introduced much much late The main strength of this book are its Rich Plot and Diverse Characters. The story follows its three different subplots and slowly connect the dots, merges them into one. It is very interesting to see the characters arguing with each other with their versatile ethical dilemma. I truly like the discussion about the necessity of women education and the authority of male in a marriage over his wife. 🌸 The characters are nurtured with so much care time that the plot has been introduced much much later that it should be. It has made the story too lengthy. 🌸The story talks about social issues and remedies, of corruption which exist in the system, panchayets and the Misuse of social political power

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anurupa G

    PROS: 1) The rich plotline. The storyline is gripping and the pace is great given there are multiple transition scenes. 2) Every character was beautifully introduced having their own thoughts and backgrounds which supported the story well. 3) Correct proportion of emotions and facts explaining the situations. I was torn when I read about the plight of women and how they are treated but nowhere was it dramatized for special effects. 4) The intelligent portray of the cover picture. CONS: 1) The context PROS: 1) The rich plotline. The storyline is gripping and the pace is great given there are multiple transition scenes. 2) Every character was beautifully introduced having their own thoughts and backgrounds which supported the story well. 3) Correct proportion of emotions and facts explaining the situations. I was torn when I read about the plight of women and how they are treated but nowhere was it dramatized for special effects. 4) The intelligent portray of the cover picture. CONS: 1) The context of the plot was introduced much later in the plot but that can't be considered as a serious con. Storyline: 4.2/5 Literature: 4/5

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