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Namita Gokhale
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The Book of Shadows

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Bitiya is a young university lecturer in Delhi whose external beauty has been destroyed in an acid attack. Unable to bear the pain of her scars or the pity of others, she leaves for the hills of the Himalayas and becomes transfixed by the voices that sing from the foundations of her new home.
Unknown Binding, 232 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Viking Books
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Jitendra Patel
May 31, 2016 Jitendra Patel rated it liked it
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Seeing the title of the book " The Book of Shadows " and an Indian writer Namitha Gokhale i decided to read this book. I found this book on one of the shelves of my college (IIIT-Bangalore) Infosys library.

The book has been written highlighting acid attacks on women and life of the victims after .

An excerpt :

“This house belongs to me, as I belong to this house. I live here alone in the hills, watching the day turn to dusk, awaiting the d
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