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Indian Dust

Indian Dust

Jon Godden
Rumer Godden

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Fiction

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385755330 | 232 pages | June 2016)

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“I will lend it to you,” Subhana said, “so that you can feast your eyes on it.” For two days it adorned the sitting-room of the houseboat. He might have added, “Once it has been in your possession you will find that you can’t live without it.”

The carpet merchant Subhana artfully spins a complex web of charm, enticement and an extended wazwan to make a Persian rug irresistible to a customer. Sister Malone of the Elizabeth Scott Hospital finds her adamantine faith in the power of God and medicine tested when she meets a man quietly but firmly resolved to die. Young Ibrahim of the nomadic Bakriwar tribe, full of fire and sap, descends in a boisterous party from high mountain pastures to fetch his bride home but finds his courage turning to water when he finally meets her. And Miss Annie Passano worries about the comfort of the parrots and the monkey who travel with her and the agony of the bullocks and ponies straining at their harnesses under the hot sun but, when her maid Lily trips and drops a birdcage, cannot stop herself from beating the girl to within an inch of her life.
Compassionate, wise, effortlessly told stories, Indian Dust transcends time and space. This volume is a true classic.

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Jon Godden

Jon Godden was an English author. She was the elder sister of well-known author Rumer Godden. Her works include The Bird Escaped, The House by the Sea and A Winter’s Tale. The two sisters collaborated on several widely acclaimed works, including Shiva’s Pigeon, Two under the Indian Sun and Indian Dust.

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Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden was an English author with more than sixty books, fiction and non-fiction, to her credit. Best known for her bestselling novels, Black Narcissus and The River—which were both made into memorable movies, Godden went on to write popular works such as Two Under the Indian Sun (a memoir of her time in India, […]

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