Bride at Ten, Mother at Fifteen: Autobiography of an Unknown Indian Woman

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In the autumn of 1992, a 69-year-old woman moved from Delhi to Shimla with her youngest daughter. Four months earlier her husband had passed away; she was aching and empty. Encouraged by her daughter to write, she rummaged through the past, going as far back as 70 years to make peace with the present. The result is Bride at Ten, Mother at Fifteen: Autobiography of an Unknown Indian Woman a story that spans personal and subcontinental history: Kandy and the plight of tea-estate labourers, Trivandrum and her in-laws, New Delhi during World War II, Partition riots, childbirths, marriages, disenchantments, deaths. Then there are memorable characters a journalist husband who would throw a fit if his pen was misplaced, a clairvoyant if distressed daughter, Sri Ramana Maharishi, and film distributor Paramount Krishna Iyer. Bride at Ten, Mother at Fifteen chronicles history through the life of a woman blessed with total recall.

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