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The Sleeping Dictionary

(2013)
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From an award-winning novelist, a stunning portrait of late Raj India - a sweeping saga and a love story set against a background of huge political and cultural upheaval.Sujata Massey's ten novels, about a young Asian-American woman in Japan, have won numerous literary awards. Now she tells a whole new story, set on a brand-new stage. The term "sleeping dictionary" was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The Sleeping Dictionary is the story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting. This portrait of late Raj India is both a saga and a passionate love story.

Genre: Historical

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"A captivating journey through one woman's devastation, resilience, truth, and triumph." - Lisa Genova


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August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sleeping Dictionary
Author(s): Sujata Massey
ISBN: 1-4767-0316-7 / 978-1-4767-0316-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sleeping Dictionary
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sleeping Dictionary
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ISBN: 1-62406-713-1 / 978-1-62406-713-6 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sleeping Dictionary
Author(s): Sujata Massey
ISBN: 1-62406-717-4 / 978-1-62406-717-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Sleeping Dictionary
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