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What the Body Remembers
Shauna Singh Baldwin
0385496052
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Shauna Singh Baldwin's What the Body Remembers begins and ends with rebirth--an apt metaphor, perhaps, for the tragedy of Indian partition that forms the backdrop for her story. Though politics overshadows the lives of all the characters, the heart of this first novel is in the home where Sardarji, a middle-aged Sikh engineer, has brought his new wife, 16-year-old Roop. The only problem is, his current wife, Satya, is less than thrilled about sharing hearth and husband. Satya's inability to bear a child has led to Sardarji's recent marriage, and this fact, combined with jealousy has turned her heart "black and dense as a stone within her." Her rival is not only 25 years younger, but of considerably lower social rank, and her husband's obvious infatuation with Roop rankles considerably: Can a young woman ever know his...


English Lessons and Other Stories
Shauna Singh Baldwin
0864922736
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Passionate stories dramatise the lives of Indian women from 1919 to today, from India to North America, and from the closed circle of the family to the wilderness of office and university. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


What the Body Remembers 4 Cass
Shauna Singh Baldwin
0864922787
Jan 2000
Audio Cassette - Abridged
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Book Review
Shauna Singh Baldwin's What the Body Remembers begins and ends with rebirth--an apt metaphor, perhaps, for the tragedy of Indian partition that forms the backdrop for her story. Though politics overshadows the lives of all the characters, the heart of this first novel is in the home where Sardarji, a middle-aged Sikh engineer, has brought his new wife, 16-year-old Roop. The only problem is, his current wife, Satya, is less than thrilled about sharing hearth and husband. Satya's inability to bear a child has led to Sardarji's recent marriage, and this fact, combined with jealousy has turned her heart "black and dense as a stone within her." Her rival is not only 25 years younger, but of considerably lower social rank, and her husband's obvious infatuation with Roop rankles considerably: Can a young woman ever know his...

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