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Once Upon a Far Hillside. Life and Times of an Indian Village.

KIDMAN, BRENDA.

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ISBN 10: 0712607072 / ISBN 13: 9780712607070
Published by Century Publishing., London., 1985
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Plan of village, 13 black and white photographic plates, 215pp, maroon cloth covered boards and spine, patchily faded dustjacket but otherwise a good copy. When a series of misfortunes stranded Jainub and her children, this young Afrikaans mother had to find the courage and determination to survive in a community where poverty was as much an integral ingredient of life as the age-old traditions and religious beliefs woven into the very fabric of an existence lived close to nature. As her story unfolds, Ummie's charm and character provide the reader with a vivid understanding of everyday life in a far-off corner of India before it was exposed to the momentous changes taking place in the surrounding mountains. Bookseller Inventory # 106423

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Title: Once Upon a Far Hillside. Life and Times of ...

Publisher: Century Publishing., London.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Book by Kidman, Brenda

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Part history, some sociology, and considerable anthropology, this pleasant, rambling account emerges from the daily life of three generations of a Muslim family in Borli Panchatan, a small village south of Bombay. The author adroitly interweaves her personal impressions (gained during visits in 1973 and 1983-84) with the villagers' oral history to provide a series of glimpses of Borli's development through the 20th century. The weather, economy, religion, marriage, etc., form the subject matter of an evocative narrative. This is a slight book, but the story gradually comes alive, leaving the reader with numerous quiet, thoughtful responses. John F. Riddick, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. Pleasant
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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