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The Resource Moth, Melody Razak

Moth, Melody Razak

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Moth
Title
Moth
Statement of responsibility
Melody Razak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Delhi, 1946. Ma and Bappu are liberal intellectuals teaching at the local university. Their fourteen year-old daughter - precocious, headstrong Alma - is soon to be married to a young man training to be a doctor: Alma is mostly interested in the wedding shoes and in spinning wild stories about evil spirits for her beloved younger sister Roop, a restless child obsessed with death. Times are bad for girls in India. The long-awaited independence from British rule is heralding a new era of hope, but also of anger and distrust: political unrest is brewing, threatening to unravel the rich tapestry of Delhi - a city where different cultures, religions and traditions have co-existed for centuries. When Partition happens and the British Raj is fractured overnight, the wonderful family we have come to love is violently torn apart, and its members - Ma and Bappu, Alma and Roop - are forced to find new and increasingly desperate ways to survive. But the resilience of the human spirit is an extraordinary thing..
Cataloging source
NJB
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Razak, Melody
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Intellectuals
  • Families
  • Survival
  • Teenage girls
  • Arranged marriage
  • College teachers
  • Families
  • Young women
  • Families
  • Delhi (India)
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
Moth, Melody Razak
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068933602
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781474619240
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021027731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156059500
Label
Moth, Melody Razak
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068933602
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781474619240
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021027731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156059500

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