Climbing the stairs by Padma Venkatraman

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Published by G.P. Putnam"s Sons in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Family life -- India -- Fiction,
  • Prejudices -- Fiction,
  • Brain damage -- Fiction,
  • India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Fiction

About the Edition

In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father"s extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementPadma Venkatraman.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.V5578 Cl 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18585651M
ISBN 109780399247460
LC Control Number2007021757
OCLC/WorldCa147959304

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