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A woman must travel back to India to find her son who has gone to find his father, in a village where every eight hours a farmer commits suicide in Foreign, Sonora Jha's debut novel about poverty and suicides among farmers in India.
Summary of the Book
Katya Misra's quiet academic life is turned on its head when she receives word that Kabir, her teenage son, has absconded to India to find his father, a man he's never met. Katya's rage to find him is fuelled by the fact that she hates her country. Kabir's search takes him to Vidarbha, Maharastra, a village that is plagued by an epidemic string of suicides. He finds his father at the heart of it, trying to save the farmers from their own hands and instantly he is mesmerized by the man his mother once loved. Katya rushes from Seattle to whisk Kabir away, but things don't go as she planned. A woman damages her own life to save Kabir and asks Katya to take care of her husband and see to it that he survives the epidemic. In doing so, Katya finds herself again in front of Kabir's father and begins to question her own past decisions. A story that explores the poverty plaguing India's villages, Sonora Jha's novel explodes with all the passion and colour of India.
About Sonora Jha
Sonora Jha is an Indian writer, journalist and Professor of Journalism and the Head of the Department of Communication at Seattle University.
An avid writer from childhood, her first essay was published by the Times of India when she was 18. She worked for a brief while as a journalist in Mumbai before pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Communication in the United States. She enjoys reading widely.
Story of forgotten prople
19 Mar, 2014