Blessings in India
On Sale: August 1, 2011
Featuring: Ashish; Latha; Virat
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Never Doubt That the Unending Love of a Father—or the Pure
Faith of a Child—Can Change Lives
“His name is Ashish. His name is blessing. The boy is my
Virat and Latha named their son Ashish, for he is the light
and glory of their world. Yet a simple drink of water
changes all their lives forever. For Virat, Latha, and
Ashish are Untouchables, members of a caste who must never
contaminate the world of the other, higher, castes.
When Ashish mistakenly drinks from the wrong cup, he’s badly
beaten. Knowing that his son needs a doctor—which takes
money—Virat ventures into the dangerous realm of the high
caste. He begs Mammen Samuel Varghese, the wealthy landowner
and Christian, for money. He receives the loan—along with a
life of slavery for himself and his family.
But Mammen Samuel does not understand the strength of a
father’s love, the power of a young British nurse who could
not forget a boy named Blessing—or the faith of a child.
1 comment posted.
Re: The Faith of Ashish
Thank you for this review of my book. I love the way fiction intertwines with life, and allows us to see it in a new way. Thought you might be interested to know that the impetus for writing this trilogy (this is book 1) was the passioned request of a Dalit (Indian "Untouchable")activist's plea to let people in the West know of their plight. I will make my 8th trip to India this winter for a book debut.
(Kay Strom 9:31am July 4, 2011)
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