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Book Title: The Sleeping Dictionary|
The author of the book: Sujata Massey
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.63 MB
Edition: Pocket Books
Date of issue: August 20th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781476703251
Read full description of the books The Sleeping Dictionary:From an award-winning novelist, a stunning portrait of late Raj India—a sweeping saga and a love story set against a background of huge political and cultural upheaval.
YOU ASK FOR MY NAME, THE REAL ONE, AND I CANNOT TELL. IT IS NOT FOR LACK OF EFFORT.
In 1930, a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world. Eventually, she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she remains trapped by what she is . . . and is not. As India struggles to throw off imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills—for secrecy, languages, and reading the unspoken gestures of those around her—to fight for her country’s freedom and her own happiness.
Read information about the authorSujata Massey is the author of historical and mystery fiction. She's well-known for the Rei Shimura mystery series, ten books which have won the Agatha and Macavity awards and been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark awards. The eleventh book in the series, THE KIZUNA COAST, will be published in November 2014.
Sujata also writes historical novels set in 19th and 20th century India. THE SLEEPING DICTIONARY (novel and audiobook) tells the story of Kamala, young woman making her way in Bengal during the end of the British Raj period. Born poor in a costal village, but rising to a position of influence in an elite British household in Calcutta, Kamala's personal journey becomes entwined with India's own struggle for independence. In India, the sme book is published as CITY OF PALACES.
Sujata has followed up this sweeping saga with a novella, THE AYAH'S TALE. This is a coming-of-age story of a young Indian ayah caring for children in a British family. Will her devotion to the family's neglected children overshadow her own dreams of personal happiness? Trains, the hill resort of Darjeeling, and fabulous jewelry all play supporting roles in this e-book.
Sujata lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her family. In addition to writing, she loves to travel, read, cook, garden and walk.
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