Story Overview:

Qaisra Sharaz was born in Pakistan in 1958. In her short story "A Pair of Jeans" (1988) she writes about the cultural conflict between the Pakistani origins of the protagonist and the Western way of life that she is living in Britain. Miriam, the protagonist, is a young Pakistani woman who studies at a British college. One day she meets her future parents-in-law at home, dressed in a Western style, with a pair of jeans a short top and a leather jacket. The very conservative Pakistani in-laws are shocked and want to break their son's engagement with Miriam. For this problem the author then provides two different endings. (AntoniaK.) - GabrielEinsdorf GabrielEinsdorf Apr 19, 2010

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