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Faint Promise of Rain A Novel

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ISBN-10: 1938314972

ISBN-13: 9781938314971

Edition: 2014

Authors: Anjali Mitter Duva

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It is 1554 in the desert of Rajasthan. On a rare night of rain, a daughter is born to a family of Hindu temple dancers just as India's new Mughal Emperor Akbar sets his sights on their home, the fortress city of Jaisalmer, and the other Princely States around it. Fearing a bleak future, Adhira's father, the temple's dance master--against his wife and sons' protests--puts his faith in tradition and in his last child for each to save the other: he insists that Adhira is destined to "marry" the temple's deity and to give herself to a wealthy patron. Thus she must live in submission as a woman revered and reviled. But Adhira's father may not have the last word. Adhira grows into an exquisite…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 10/7/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Anjali Mitter Duva is a writer who grew up in France and has family roots in Calcutta. She is a co-founder of Chhandika, an organization that teaches and presents India's classical kathak dance. Anjali graduated from Brown University and completed her Master's in city planning at MIT. She lives near Boston with her husband and two daughters. FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN is Anjali's first novel. She is working on the second, set in 19th-century Lucknow.