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1946 England: Suffering from a broken heart, Charles Clarke travels to India as a tea planter. He is captivated by life in the plantations and falls in love with a local beauty.
Samira and Mark, grow up in post-Raj India where ‘mixed marriages’ are still frowned upon and British Sahibs very rarely marry Indian women. But it’s Samira’s heart that is broken following rejectio
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 11th 2013 by Nina Harkness (first published December 1st 2011)
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Joana
Jun 05, 2012 Joana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Sahib's Daughter is a beautiful story. One man's decision to leave his country and his home after suffering a broken heart brings us into several stories of love. Charles meets an Indian beauty with mixed roots and marries her. Their children grow up happily. Several years later, his daughter faces circumstances similar to his. Being the daughter of an English man and an Indian woman, Samira is considered mixed race and is shunned by the man that she loves. S
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Linda Marie Marsh
May 13, 2015 Linda Marie Marsh rated it really liked it
Sahib's Daughter follows three generations of women from an English-Indian family...from the 30's through the 70's. A tight-knit family, Prava, Ramona and Samira are connected by the bonds of love,secrets, and life on and around tea plantations. Sahib's Daughter follows three generations of women from an English-Indian family...from the 30's through the 70's. A tight-knit family, Prava, Ramona and Samira are connected by the bonds of love,secrets, and life on and around tea plantations.

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Patricia
Dec 31, 2013 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What was India like from 1933-1979? Many things had changed and were more 'modern' but not everything. The tea plantations were often managed by expatriates from the UK and some had Anglo-Indian wives but mixed marriages were frowned upon by many, The novel's main characters are Charles and Ramona Clarke.
He's from the UK and she's an Anglo-Indian. Planters, like the Clarkes, are active socially but as the children reach marriage age subtle and not so subtle differences appear.

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James Sinclair
Dec 13, 2014 James Sinclair rated it it was amazing
I found Nina's book "A SAHIB'S DAUGHTER" a fascinating read. It was particularly relevant to me, as I was brought up in Darjeeling - the familiar surroundings that Nina so accurately describes. The life and loves of Samira in India and Northern Ireland and the prejudice she faces are sympathetically portrayed, and one has a feel for her characters. All in all, a very good read, and I am now on her second book "Jewel Daughters."
Andrea Kennedy
Oct 16, 2013 Andrea Kennedy rated it it was ok
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I really wanted to like this book, but at some parts it moved too fast and I had a hard time following/staying interested in the story-- and I felt it dragged on in other parts. No mystery or intrigue here for me. :0(
Nice book cover!
Alison
Feb 25, 2016 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
kindle - Life on India's tea plantations. One family, through three generations deals with the effect of mixed white/Indian relationships.
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