Susanna’s Seven Husbands: The story behind 7 Khoon Maaf

I hope you must be knowing that Vishal Bharadwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf is based on Ruskin Bond’s story Susanna’s Seven Husbands. It’s the story of a Female with desires ahead of her time, Susanna’s Seven husbands is written in the well-known style of Ruskin Bond.

Now if you want to read the story, well, maybe we can help you a bit.

The story Susanna’s Seven Husbands is one of the stories in Bond’s book called ‘When Darkness Falls and Other Stories.’ The book can be found in major bookstores as well as online.

You can also buy the book online. Here is a direct link.

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6 thoughts on “Susanna’s Seven Husbands: The story behind 7 Khoon Maaf”

  1. Susanna’s Seven Husbands stands out on the narrative factor. The novel is far better than the on- screen adaptation of the same.
    Ruskin Bond leaves the readers expecting the unexpected and getting gripped in to this new novella of love and death. The femme fatale avatar of the protagonist has been essayed really well.
    It proves to be a nice read!

    Susanna’s Seven Husbands

  2. @Dhaarna

    Susanna’s Seven Husbands is NOT a novel or even a novella. It’s just a story of hardly ten pages that as I said, found in the particular storybook of Bond mentioned here.

    Thanks for the comment, though.

  3. ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’ is a short story of 7 pages. Bond Uncle later expanded it into a novella of 58 pages at Bhardwaj’s request. The story and the novella are both centered around Susanna , though the description of the husbands and their deaths in the story and the novella are different. Moreover in the novella we have a few more characters including the narrator Arun.
    I have read both the short story and the novella including the screenplay of the movie which can be jointly found in the novella ‘ Susanna’s Seven Husbands’. You can purchase it at flipkart. Best wishes.

  4. hey i ve read da story, novella n even seen the movie… its amazing to trace the trajectory.. but i wanted to knw when did ruskin bond write this story or may b the publishing date of the anthology? thanx..

  5. If u cant read him forget about feeling him…. “Susanna’s seven husbands” is just not about lust,its deeper than that. Keep on trying to decipher it……

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