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by Prem Sharma
From the annals of man's tragic inhumanity against man comes this saga which traverses the depths of human suffering, only to pay eloquent tribute to the ultimate indomitability of the human spirit.
Paperback, 392 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Bookwrights Press
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The author brought me right into Mandalay as it was before the violent horror of WW2 devastated the city. Life in Burma under British domination wasn't what the Burmese wanted, but it was nearly picture perfect compared to what it became. We feel this time of history through the eyes of the family of Devi Lal. The harrowing escape from Burma, relocation to the Punjab in India and the partition atrocities at independence were vividly written. History is so interwoven and complex. Prem Sharma make ...more