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Shabanu

Suzanne Fisher Staples

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Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

What is Guluband's special talent?

Why does Shabanu worry about Mithoo when he is born?

Why does Kalu fight Tipu?

Why does Shabanu eventually wear her chadr when she and Dadi set out for Sibi?

What will happen to the Bugti girl when her family finds her?

What does Dadi want most when selling his camels?

Why does Dadi sell Guluband to Wardak?

Where did the beautiful shatoosh in the old man's shop come from?

Who offers Shabanu the greatest sympathy over Guluband when she returns from Sibi?

How does Shabanu feel when she first sees that her breasts are growing?

How does Shabanu react when she sees Dadi fighting at the camp near Channan Pir?

What does Sharma tell Shabanu at Channan Pir?

How does Grandfather survive the dust storm?

How do desert people signal for help when they are lost and thirsty?

Why can't the family bury Grandfather in the military cemetery?

How did Lal Khan probably die?

Why does Dadi tell Shabanu to stay with Phulan at all times in Mehrabpur?

Why do Nazir Mohammad's friends decide they are not interested in Shabanu?

Who calls the women from Maujgarh, claiming to be Dadi?

Why does Bibi Lal's family flee to Yazman?

How does Shabanu act when she first meets Rahim-sahib in the courtyard at Yazman?

How does Phulan feel when the adults tell her she will marry Murad?

Why does Rahim-sahib want to marry Shabanu?

What does Shabanu think of the gifts Rahim-sahib sends her?

What does Sharma say will make a man love his wife?

Why does Shabanu remove her ankle bracelets before she runs away?

Why does Shabanu stop running away when Mithoo breaks his leg?

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