House of the Sun (Paperback)

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"In March, Saturn is coming into the House of the Sun. Saturn is strong and will bring trouble. [...] Wear a sapphire, then nothing can harm you," Bhai Sahib, the priest, warns Mrs Hathiramani, reading her horoscope in his temple.Forty years before, at the time of Partition, the residents of Sadhnela were Hindu refugees from Sind. Now, in Bombay, these Sindhi exiles live as one family, fortunes drastically altered. With the priest's announcement, their lives will be irreversibly swept along by planetary influence.Sham Pumnani, the embezzler, finds a new, unexpected future. His sister, Lakshmi, experiences the worst cruelties of womanhood in a traditional society. Rani Murjani learns to stand up for herself and reach out to a new age. Through it all, Mr Hathiramani writes furiously against time, to complete a translation of Shah Abdul Latif, immortal poet of medieval Sind, so that in Sadhbela a proud heritage will not be lost forever.

About the Author

Meira Chand is of Indian-Swiss parentage and was born and educated in London. In 1997 she moved to Singapore where she is now a citizen. Her multi-cultural heritage is reflected in her many novels, which include Sacred Waters, A Different Sky (a Waterstones Book of the Month; recommended by Oprah Winfrey), The Painted Cage (longlisted for the 1986 Booker prize), A Choice of Evils, A Far Horizon, Last Quadrant, The Bonsai Tree and The Gossamer Fly.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789814868600
ISBN-10: 9814868604
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)
Publication Date: October 15th, 2020
Pages: 368
Language: English