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Cracking India
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Milkweed Editions
Publication date February 9, 2006
Pages 289
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781571310484
ISBN-10 1571310487
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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During the 1947 Partition of India, young Lenny Sethi suffers from polio and spends her days with Ayah, her beautiful nanny, who exposes her to the differences among the Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs, but when Ayah is kidnapped, Lenny's world erupts into religious, ethnic, and radical violence. Reprint.
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The 1947 Partition of India is the backdrop for this powerful novel, narrated by a precocious child who describes the brutal transition with chilling veracity. Young Lenny Sethi is kept out of school because she suffers from polio. She spends her days with Ayah, her beautiful nanny, visiting with the large group of admirers that Ayah draws. It is in the company of these working class characters that Lenny learns about religious differences, religious intolerance, and the blossoming genocidal strife on the eve of Partition. As she matures, Lenny begins to identify the differences between the Hindus, Moslems, and Sikhs engaging in political arguments all around her. Lenny enjoys a happy, privileged life in Lahore, but the kidnapping of her beloved Ayah signals a dramatic change. Soon Lenny’s world erupts in religious, ethnic, and racial violence. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, the domestic drama serves as a microcosm for a profound political upheaval.


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9781571310484 | details & prices | 289 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.95
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