Meira Chand





Meira Chand


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Meira Chand is of Indian-Swiss parentage and was born and educated in London at Putney High School. She studied art at St. Martin’s School of Art and later specialised in textile design at Hammersmith Art School. In 1962 she left England to settle in Japan with her Indian husband. Although she spent several years in India in the early 1970s, she afterwards returned again to live in Japan. In 1997 she moved to Singapore, where she currently lives.

The themes of Meira Chand’s novels explore the search for identity and belonging. Five of her novels, The Gossamer Fly, Last Quadrant, The Bonsai Tree, The Painted Cage and A Choice of Evils, are all set in Japan. Contemporary India is the location of House of the Sun that, in 1990, was adapted for
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Average rating: 3.64 · 413 ratings · 82 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Different Sky

3.70 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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The Bonsai Tree

3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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A Far Horizon

3.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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A Choice Of Evils

3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings4 editions
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Last Quadrant

3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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The Painted Cage

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Gossamer Fly

2.80 avg rating — 5 ratings2 editions
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House of the Sun

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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