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In 1938 colonial India, 8-year-old Chuyia is widowed and sent to a home where Hindu widows must live out their lives in penitence; there her feisty presence affects the lives of the other residents, including a beautiful young widow who falls in love with a Gandhian idealist.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781552637531
Characteristics: 237 p
Alternative Title: Water (Motion picture)


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After the death of her elderly husband, eight year old child bride Chuyia is abandoned by her parents at a widows’ ashram on the Ganges. In this story set against the backdrop of Gandhi's rise to power, she becomes a catalyst for change in the lives of the ashram widows.

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