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The Far Side of Freedom by Laxmi Parasuram
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This is India in 1940 - 12-year old Maya's dreams of an education seem shattered when she's informed of her impending arranged marriage. But her determination to follow her desires sees her defy her father and start a journey which takes her via a Catholic boarding school to the America of the 1960s. Laxmi Parasuram draws on her own experiences to recreate the worlds of pre-Partition Kerala and radical 60s campus life.

Author Biography

An M/A. from Bombay University and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, Dr Laxmi Parasuram's experience of the academic world spans 25 years as a professor of English in India. She is the recipient of both British and American awards including the Visit award from the British Council and Fulbright post-doctoral Fellowships from the U.S. She is the past President of the Indian Association for American Studies and contributed several papers on American Literature studies in India. She has also edited a volume entitled American Literature and Culture and written a critical book on Virginia Woolf called Virginia Woolf: the Emerging Reality. As an active Inner Wheel member of the Rotary Club of South West Calcutta, she has written its history. Her first novel published in 2003 is Entrapped in Academia. An active member of Soroptimist International she has served in local and national committees of this global association for professional women.
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July 28th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Olympia Publishers
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