Daughter of the Ganges

Daughter of the Ganges

A Memoir

Book - 2006
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Growing up in an Indian orphanage, Asha Miro; dreamed that someday she would be adopted. At the age of six, her wish finally came true, but only at the misfortune of another. A Catalan family was in the process of adopting twins when one of the children suddenly fell ill and died -- a twist of fate that led the family to adopt Asha instead. Leaving a life of poverty behind, Asha was given a second chance.
Twenty-one years later, Asha takes a heart-wrenching trip back to India to uncover her native roots. Full of unexpected encounters, this adventure informs and touches Asha beyond her expectations. She visits her old orphanage, speaks with her former caretakers, explores the land that she might not have ever left, and comes to form a more solid identity. Yet one trip is not enough. Eight years later she returns, this time visiting the small rural village where she was born. While uncovering the details behind her adoption, Asha discovers the only living member of her immediate Indian family: a sister she never knew she had.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743286725
Characteristics: x, 274 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Miró, Asha 1967- Dues cares de la lluna


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