A magical story of forbidden love, spanning three continents and three decades. Set against the Independence struggles of two British colonies, Of Marriageable Age is ultimately a story of personal triumph against a brutal fate, brought to life by a colorful cast of characters, in particular:
Savitri, intuitive, charismatic, and utterly guileless, grows up among the servants of a pre-war English household in Madras. But the traditional customs of her Brahmin family clash against British upper-class prejudice, threatening her love for the privileged son of the house. And anyway, her family has other plans for her...
Nataraj, raised as the son of an idealistic doctor in rural South India, finds life in London heady, with girls and grass easily available... until he is summoned home to face raw reality.
Saroj comes of age in Guyana, South America. When her strict, orthodox Hindu father goes one step too far she finally rebels against him... and even against her gentle, apparently docile Ma.
But Ma harbours a deep secret, one that binds these three so disparate lives and holds them captives of the past; the consequences of forbidden love can reach far into the future, as Saroj and Nat must painfully discover.
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Thank you for your kind comments on my first novel! For me it is a miracle to be able to communicate, through a story, with so many people all over the world.About the Author:
Sharon Maas was born in Guyana, educated in England, lived in India, and now lives in Germany. She is married with two children.
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Book Description Flamingo, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006513255