A Thousand Splendid Sun

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Mariam is born

1959

Fariba and Hakim marry and move to Kabul

1960

Rasheed's son drowns

1971

Jalil gives Mariam a gift

1973

Mariam has a miscarriage

1974

Mariam becomes pregnant

1974

Rasheed brings home a burqa

1974

Mariam first meets Fariba

1974

Rasheed gets angry at Mariam/ Mariam buries child's coat in back yard

1974

Mariam's mother commit suicide

1974

Mariam finds a hun in Rasheed's room

1974

Mariam marries Rasheed/ moves to Kabul

1974

Laila is born

1978

Rasheed makes Mariam eat pebbles

1978

Ahmad and Noor leave home to fight the Soviets

1980

Khala Rangmaal lectures her class about the Soviet Union

1987

Jalil dies

1987

Ahmad and Noor are killed

1988

Tariq and Laila become uncomfortable watching a kiss scene in a movie

1989

Lail's family killed by artillery fire

1992

Laila drops out of school/ Gitti gets killed

1992

Fariba throws a party and lectures Laila about not seeing Tariq

1992

Laila and Tariq make love

1992

Laila marries Rasheed

1992

Laila stops Rasheed from beating Mariam

1993

Aziza is born

1993

Rasheed locks Aziza and Laila in the dark for 3 days

1994

Laila and Mariam tries to escape with Aziza

1994

Zalami is born

1997

Rasheed brings home TV and VCR

1999

Rasheed wants Aziza to beg for money/ Laila punches Rasheed

1999

Mariam is killed

2000

Mariam kills Rasheed

2000

Laila and Tariq returns to Kabul

2000

Rasheed's store burns down

2000

Taliban blows up giant statues of Buddha at Bamiyan valley

2000

Aziza given to orphanage

2000

Tariq returns to find Laila

2000

Laila teaches school at the orphanage

2003

Laila decides that if her next baby is a girls, she will name her Mariam

2003