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A Gujarat Here, a Gujarat There

Daisy Rockwell (Author)

Delhi, 1947. The city surges with Partition refugees. Eager to escape the welter of pain and confusion that surrounds her, young Krishna applies on a whim to a position at a preschool in the princely state of Sirohi, itself on the cusp of transitioning into the republic of India. She is greeted on arrival with condescension for her refugee status, and treated with sexist disdain by Zutshi Sahib, the man charged with hiring for the position. Undaunted, Krishna fights back. But when an opportunity to become governess to the child maharaja Tej Singh Bahadur presents itself-and with it a chance to make Sirohi her new home once and for all-there is no telling how long this idyll will last.

Part novel, part memoir, part feminist anthem, A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There is not only a powerful tale of Partition loss and dislocation but also charts the odyssey of a spirited young woman determined to build a new identity for herself on her own terms.

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About the author

Daisy Rockwell

DAISY ROCKWELL, is the Vice Chair at the Center for South Asia Studies at the University of california, Berkeley. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1998. She writes on South Asian literature and films.

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Title A Gujarat Here, a Gujarat There
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.02.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780670091195
length 272p.