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Episode 42: Mrs. Bennet - A Complex Portrait of Motherhood with Habiba @habibareadsbooks

In this episode I am joined by Habiba @habibareadsbooks to discuss the Pride & Prejudices Mrs. Bennet. A character who indeed has a multifaceted personality that elicits a range of emotions from readers. In this episode we explore her character in more detail, acknowledging both her humorous aspects and the challenges she faces as a mother of five unmarried daughters. We also look at the ways in which Mrs. Bennet is similar to some South Asian Mums and Grans, standing as a true matriarch at times. Habiba touches on her own experiences, and how Pride and Prejudice relates closely to both her Pakistani traditions and Desi culture as a whole. Thanks again to our sponsor Haus of Bennet: Use code whatthediscount at the checkout for 15% off! and you will also be supporting the Podcast 🤍

This podcast is about Janeites coming together, discussing Jane Austen's work, and having a few laughs along the way.

We really enjoyed making this episode and we hope you like it!

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