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Independence : a novel / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

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  • ISBN: 9780063142381
  • ISBN: 0063142384
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published as Independence in India in 2022 by HarperCollins India." --Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"India, 1947. In a village in Bengal live three sisters, daughters of a well-respected doctor. Priya: intelligent and idealistic, resolved to follow in her father's footsteps and become a doctor though society frowns on it. Deepa: the beauty, determined to make a marriage that will bring her family joy and status. Jamini: devout, sharp-eyed, and a talented quiltmaker, with deeper passions than she reveals. Theirs is a home of love and safety, a refuge from the violent events taking shape in the nation. Then their father is killed during a riot, and even their neighbors turn against them, bringing the events of their country closer to home. When the partition of India is officially decided, a drastic--and dangerous--change is in the air. India is now for Hindus, Pakistan for Muslims. The sisters find themselves separated from one another, each on a different path. They fear for what will happen to not just themselves, but one another."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Fathers > Death > Fiction.
India > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
India > History > Partition, 1947 > Fiction.
Bengal (India) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 7 total copies.
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