Date of Award


Degree Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Josh Russell

Second Advisor

Sheri Joseph

Third Advisor

John Holman


This novel is a comedy of manners which takes Jane’s Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice published in 1813 and sets it in contemporary Pakistan, 2000-2001. Mr. and Mrs. Binat have five daughters Jena, Alys, Mari, Qitty and Lady. They are all single and Mrs. Binat is desperate that, at the very least, the elder two who have long passed their marriageable sell-by-date, should get married by hook or by crook. Mrs. Binat is ready to do anything towards this end but her daughters have other plans.

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