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Two under the Indian Sun

Two under the Indian Sun

Jon Godden
Rumer Godden

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Non-fiction

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Paperback

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385755743 | 248 pp + 8 page photo insert | March 2016)

Summary

When World War I began in 1914, sisters Jon and Rumer Godden—aged six and seven respectively—left England to join their parents in Narayangunj, a village in Bengal. There, the sisters led an idyllic life: they put up plays; wrote books; and spent summers in Coonoor, Mussoorie, Kashmir and Darjeeling. And, in a memorable journey, they spent a week on the Hooghly, sailing home from Calcutta via the Sundarbans. It was also in Narayangunj that the idyll soured—just before they left for England in 1919—and the sisters grew apart after a fistfight over the affections of a man.

Written with a child’s candour and wide-eyed sense of wonder, Two under the Indian Sun is not just a remarkable chronicle of a shared childhood, but also a vivid picture of everyday life in India of the early 1900s.

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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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