Eden Gardens: The unputdownable story of love in an Indian summer (Paperback)
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Eden Gardens: The unputdownable story of love in an Indian summer (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 03/12/2015
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Eden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa.

Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night - a disgrace to British India. All hopes are on beautiful Maisy to restore their good fortune.

But Maisy's more at home in the city's forbidden alleyways, eating bazaar food and speaking Bengali with Pushpa, than dancing in glittering ballrooms with potential husbands.

Then one day Maisy's tutor falls ill. His son stands in. Poetic, handsome and ambitious for an independent India, Sunil Banerjee promises Maisy the world.

So begins a love affair that will cast her future, for better and for worse. Just as the Second World War strikes and the empire begins to crumble...

This is the other side of British India. A dizzying, scandalous, dangerous world, where race, class and gender divide and rule.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472226099
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 464 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 27 mm


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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Evocative, gripping and brilliant.”

This novel looks at the lives of women in India in the 1940's, particularly focusing on Maisy, daughter to an English woman who left home for India to seek a husband and riches. And on Pushpa, Maisy and her... More

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