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Secret Daughter



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Author
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
Descriptors
Adoption
Cultural Differences
Family Relationships
First Novels
Identity
Mothers and Daughters
Self-discovery
Location/Setting:
California
India
Time Period:
1980s
1990s
2000s
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Summary
Kavita gives her baby girl Usha (Asha) to an orphanage. Girls are considered a drain on their families because they do not perform manual labor and dowries must be provided. Asha's adoptive parents are both doctors. Her dad, Krishnan, was born in India and educated in the United States. Her mom, Somer, is from California. This is the story of Asha's life in America and her birth parents' life in India. Eventually Asha makes a connection with her birth parents after winning a journalism award granting her the opportunity to work for a newspaper in Mumbai.
Critique
Lots of detail on daily life in the slums of Mumbai. A sad/happy story. Recommend.
ISBN
9780061922312
  iBistro
# of Pages
346
Published
2010
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Reviewer's Initials: ED


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