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Iris is visiting India from the U.S. for the first time with her fiancé, and not enjoying it. When she steps off the train for a water at Shambala Junction, little does she know that her life is about to undergo a radical change. Along the way, she finds real friendship, learns what counts and grows to love the country.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 18th 2017 by Aurora Metro Press (first published December 1st 2016)
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Riri
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
I started reading this book while I was on my lunch break at work. I didn’t expect it to be so good that I started to read it secretly at work (please don’t tell my boss or I might lose my job, haha) and slept so late at night just so I can finish it. And behold! I finished reading it in half a day (kind of).

The synopsis of the book said, “Iris is visiting India from the U.S. for the first time with her fiancé, and not enjoying it. When she steps off the train for a water at Shambala Junction, l
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Meenakshi
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting! I was simply mesmerized by the story of Iris and her literal and metaphoric "journey".
Shambala Junction compels the reader to engage with the complex issue of international adoption from an ethical and a practical perspective. The author has done a wonderful job of weaving an engaging story that keeps readers mesmerized as they meander through the lanes of Shambala and the lives of the characters. At one hand this is a tender story of love, and on the other it is
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Maxime
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book via goodreads in exchange for an honest review
I thoroughly enjoyed this book a rich storyline transporting you to India and its culture
I highly recommend
Isis Ray-sisco
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-review
Shambala Junction is a great contemporary read. I enjoyed Iris's story. I like that she did a lot of growing in this book. I wasn't sure that I was going to like her at first. She learns a lot about herself and about who she wants to be. I didn't care for her fiance he was a selfish person. I like the fact that Iris was doing what she felt was right even when it could have put her in danger. The friendships she makes along the way are great as well. I would highly recommend Shambala Junction to ...more
Alan
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to follow.
World Literature Today
This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the May 2017 issue of World Literature Today Magazine.

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Arlena
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Shambala Junction
Author: Dipika Mukherjee
Publisher: Aurora Metro Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Shambala Junction" by Dipika Mukherjee

My Thoughts....

I rather enjoyed "Shambala Junction" that dealt with a real life issue of 'international adoption.' This story had some real interesting characters from Iris, Danesh, Aman, Laila, Lilavati, Roop, Maitri, Dhiman, Orphanage Madam, Vidyut, Emily, Shabnam, Piya, Kiku, Lakshmy, Zoran to a maybe few others giving this story plot o
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Meera
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
kudos to the writer for a job well done. absolutely loved the story of iris. the writer depicted real-life scenario of what goes on in India. sad to see people still regarding girls as a problem.
Eline
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Loved to hate this book at times, it was so gut wrenching. Where You wanted to root for a character, but at the same time not because it would be something much worse for others.
Sam - Spines in a Line
Thank you to Read for Review for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Find more of my reviews at https://spinesinaline.wordpress.com!

I know my rating is quite different than others here and I did share a lot of the things other reviewers enjoyed. The story itself was really good! I don't want to give too much away because the blurb here is quite short but just to give you a little more to go on:

Iris is traveling with her fiance to India when she gets lost at a train station. A
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Ashok
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Iris, an NRI, is travelling by train with her fiancé. She detrains at Shambala Junction to buy a bottle of water, but when the trains takes off before she is onboard, she is stranded there with little money, no passport, no mobile phone, and almost no knowledge of the local language; her original plans get derailed, and she is sucked into a maelstrom of events, including a stall-holder’s battle to recover his lost infant daughter – which is about to be sold to a rich Westerner. Forced to live wi ...more
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