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The Hope of Shridula (Blessings In India #2)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Blessing in India series is a saga set in India s heartbreaking history and breathtaking present that points toward a future of hope. Along the way, name-only Christianity collides with Hinduism, and then is confronted by an entirely new understanding of the call to follow Christ. India: 1946. For forty-eight years, Ashish and his family toiled as slaves in the fields ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Abingdon Press
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Rebecca LuElla Miller
The Story. Shridula and her parents are members of the Dalites, or India’s chaste of Untouchables, enslaved to a rich landowner because of a small debt her father’s father owed. Trapped in what appears to be a hopeless situation, the world as they know it begins to unravel because this is 1946 — the British colony is fighting for independence and then to accommodate the strong and varied religions influencing different people groups. Trapped by their economic circumstances, helpless against the ...more

Man, India during the 1940′s was a mess! There’s tension all over the place! The Indians and the British are fighting, the Muslims and the Hindus are fighting, the Christians are fighting the Caste system which is finally about to collapse thanks in part to Gandhi who is not fighting with anyone! Whew! The Hope of Shridula depicts these events from the inside point of view of Ashish and his family who are ‘untouchables.’ It’s a fascinating glimpse into the events and culture of 1940′s India.

Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Seems things haven't changed much for Ashish and his family now while still working as indebted servants in India since the first book by Kay Marshall Strom, The Faith of Ashish. Now many years later, Ashish and his wife Zia have only one surviving child remaining, a young girl named Shridula and for Ashish, it provides the only outlet of hope left in the world being one of the lowest castes of people.

Deemed by the higher castes as Untouchables, Ashish's family have spent 48 years serving out th
Audrey Grant
This book helped me understand more about what has been going on in India in the politics and fighting and all the news, history and everything else combined. Kay has a way of putting her characters into the opposing sides while right under the same roof so that they discuss and argue it and help you see all the sides of it!
And all the while the main character is the lowest "caste" of them all not seen or heard, watching and listening and learning it all. Being and becoming smarter than them all
It is 1946 and India is in political upheaval. Ashish and his wife Zia are still in debt to the rich landowner. A debt that continues to grow and will never be payed off. The only child they have left is the lovely Shridula. She has hope for change because of the things her father reads to her from the Bible given to him many years before by the British, white nurse. Although fiction, the historical background helped me to get a little understanding of the change from British rule to Indian inde ...more
This book answered some of the questionsI had at the end of the last one. It was anokay book, not the best I have ever read.
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Kay Marshall Strom is the author of forty published books. Her writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, curriculum, stories for children, two prize-winning screenplays, and booklets for writers. Kay speaks at seminars, retreats, and special events throughout the country. She and her husband Dan Kline love to travel, and more and more Kay’s writing and speaking take h ...more
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