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Flame tree road

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From the acclaimed author of Teatime for the Firefly comes the story of a man with dreams of changing the world, who finds himself changed by love  1870s India. In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage, young Biren Roy dreams of forging a new destiny. When his mother suffers the fate of widowhood--shunned by her loved ones and forced to live in solitary penance--Biren devotes his life to effecting change.  Biren's passionate spirit blossoms as wildly as the blazing flame trees of his homeland. With a law degree, he goes to work for the government to pioneer academic equality for girls. But in a place governed by age-old conventions, progress comes at a price, and soon Biren becomes a stranger among his own countrymen.  Just when his vision for the future begins to look hopeless, he meets Maya, the independent-minded daughter of a local educator, and his soul is reignited. It is in her love that Biren finally finds his home, and in her heart that he finds the hope for a new world.
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9780778316657
9781488200021
9781460330401
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Full title flame tree road
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
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subject_facet Caste -- India -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Indian, India -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Love stories, Indian, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Widows -- Fiction
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