The British-born Shergill sisters-- Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirnia-- barely got along growing up, and as adults have grown even further apart. But on her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. After a trip to India with her mother as a teenager, Rajni vowed never to return. But she's always been a dutiful daughter, and cannot, even now, refuse her mother's request. Struggling actress Jezmeen has just been publicly fired from her television job, so the trip to India is a welcome break to help her pick up the pieces of her broken career. Shirina's in-laws are pushing her to make a pivotal decision about her married life; time away will help her decide whether to meekly obey, or to bravely stand up for herself for the first time. Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives-- and learn the real story behind the trip Rajni took with their Mother long ago-- a momentous journey that resulted in Mum never being able to return to India again.
Panjabis (South Asian people) -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Women travelers -- Fiction.