After the Storm (Hardback)
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After the Storm (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 25/06/2012
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India, 1941. The country is in the midst of an uprising against the British Raj. Led by Gandhi's freedom fighters, the people rebel against the oppressive influence of the British monarchy. One teenage girl, however, has other matters on her mind. Princess Malvika Singh, otherwise known as the spoilt and mischievous Mili, has just been accepted into the School of Tender Hearts. When Mili and her best friend Vicky arrive at the boarding school, they meet new friends Gurpreet and Jatin and commence causing havoc. But even while skipping lessons and playing practical jokes, the four cannot entirely forget the unrest and violence taking place in the outside world. And when tragedy strikes the students, they must all learn to cope with their grief. Mili finds herself transformed from spoilt princess into someone more solitary and independent. With this comes an increasing closeness to her teacher Raven, who seems to be the only one she can trust. As the violence escalates and love blossoms, the students must all consider their futures, and what it means to be Indian in these tumultuous times.

Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749009441
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 30 mm


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"After the Storm" by Sangeeta Bhargava is a lovely novel set in India during the time of the Freedom Fighters uprising led by Gandhi against the British Raj in 1941. Princess Malvika Singh, who attends a boarding school and meets new friends but is known as being mischievous and spoilt. But tragedy strikes close to home and is a very sobering experience for all the girls at the school, especially the Princess, who is forced to become responsible and independent. Of course, in every good novel there must be unrequited love and its yearning, which we follow through the eyes of Raven, the teacher whom she trusts. The tumultous times are the setting and violence makes love blossom and the reader learns about this period of Indian history. An enjoyable read for romantics and history buffs.
An absorbing blend of history and romance. India is depicted in all its vivid, sensual beauty, and the minor characters are as sympathetically portrayed as the lovers themselves. "

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