The Bride's Mirror
- Author: Nazir Ahmed, G. E. Ward
- Publisher: Aleph
- ISBN: 9789387561427
The novel tells the story of two sisters, Asghari and Akbari, who are married to two brothers in Delhi.
Akbari, the spoilt, mean-tempered and impetuous sister, fritters away all the advantages she is offered and makes a mess of her life. Asghari, who has to contend with all sorts of disappointments and setbacks, prevails in the end and makes a success of everything she turns her hand to.
All through its existence, The Bride’s Mirror had been hailed as one of the most important works of Urdu literature ever published. The portrait it provides of the lives of those who lived in Delhi over a hundred years ago is an indelible one.