Holder of the World

January 13, 2003|
Holder of the World by Mukherjee Bharati
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This is the remarkable story ofHannah Easton, a unique woman born in the American colonies in 1670, "aperson undreamed of in Puritan society." Inquisitive, vital and awake toher own possibilities, Hannah travels to Mughal, India, with her husband, andEnglish trader. There, she sets her own course, "translating" herselfinto the Salem Bibi, the white lover of a Hindu raja.

It is also the story of BeighMasters, born in New England in the mid-twentieth century, an "assethunter" who stumbles on the scattered record of her distant relative's lifewhile tracking a legendary diamond. As Beigh pieces together details of Hannah'sjourneys, she finds herself drawn into the most intimate and spellbinding fabricof that remote life, confirming her belief that with "sufficient passionand intelligence, we can decontrsuct the barriers of time andgeography...."

"BHARATI MUKHERJEE is the author of many acclaimed novels, including The Holder of the World, Leave It to Me, and Jasmine, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; two non-fiction books with her husband, writer Clark Blaise; and a collection of short stories, The Middleman and Other Stories, for which she won the Ameri...
Title:Holder of the WorldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:300 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:300 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 inPublished:January 13, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:000639177X

ISBN - 13:9780006391777

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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