by Melody Razak

Delhi, 1946. Ma and Bappu teach at the local university. Their fourteen-year-old daughter - precocious, headstrong Alma - is soon to be married: Alma is mostly interested in the wedding shoes and spinning wild stories for her little sister Roop.

Times are bad for girls in India: the long-awaited independence from British rule brings unrest that threatens to unravel the rich tapestry of Delhi. And when Partition happens overnight, Ma, Bappu, Alma and Roop are forced to find new and increasingly desperate ways to survive.

But the power of hope is an extraordinary thing...

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 352 Pages
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9781474619257

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