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The Holder of the World

(1993)
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"An amazing literary feat and a masterpiece of storytelling. Once again, Bharati Mukherjee prove
she is one of our foremost writers, with the literary muscles to weave both the future and the past into a tale that is singularly intelligent and provocative."
--AMY TAN
This is the remarkable story of Hannah Easton, a unique woman born in the American colonies in 1670, "a person undreamed of in Puritan society." Inquisitive, vital and awake to her own possibilities, Hannah travels to Mughal, India, with her husband, and English trader. There, she sets her own course, "translating" herself into the Salem Bibi, the white lover of a Hindu raja.
It is also the story of Beigh Masters, born in New England in the mid-twentieth century, an "asset hunter" who stumbles on the scattered record of her distant relative's life while tracking a legendary diamond. As Beigh pieces together details of Hannah's journeys, she finds herself drawn into the most intimate and spellbinding fabric of that remote life, confirming her belief that with "sufficient passion and intelligence, we can decontrsuct the barriers of time and geography...."


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November 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Holder of the World
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-517-15832-9 / 978-0-517-15832-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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November 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Holder of the World
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-7011-3501-8 / 978-0-7011-3501-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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September 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Holder Of The World
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-394-58846-0 / 978-0-394-58846-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
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September 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Holder of the World
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-00-223899-3 / 978-0-00-223899-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holder Of The World
Author(s): Mukherjee Bharati
ISBN: 0-00-639177-X / 978-0-00-639177-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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August 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Holder of the World
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-449-90966-2 / 978-0-449-90966-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Holder of the World
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-00-647942-1 / 978-0-00-647942-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher
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August 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holder Of The World
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-85381-207-2 / 978-1-85381-207-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Holder of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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