Shayara Bano knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court to challenge her husband's sudden decision of ending their marriage using the three dreaded words: talaq, talaq, talaq.
A 1980s Bollywood movie sparked off a national debate on the validity of instant divorce, which even saw Dawat-a four-page daily published by the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind-talking about triple talaq as per the Quran.
For a long time, the battle against instant talaq has garnered public attention. In Till Talaq Do Us Part, Ziya Us Salam, an eminent social commentator and an associate editor at Frontline, presents a holistic view of how divorce works in Islam. Ranging from triple talaq to talaq granted over three months to khula and talaq-e-tafweez, the book also discusses other methods of divorce available to a Muslim couple which go ignored thanks to all the attention on talaq, talaq, talaq.