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The sleeping dictionary, Sujata Massey

Label
The sleeping dictionary
Title
The sleeping dictionary
Statement of responsibility
Sujata Massey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1930, a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world. Eventually, she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she remains trapped by what she is . . . and is not. As India struggles to throw off imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills{u2014}for secrecy, languages, and reading the unspoken gestures of those around her{u2014}to fight for her country{u2019}s freedom and her own happiness
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Massey, Sujata
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A79965
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Passive resistance
  • Language and languages
  • India
  • India
Label
The sleeping dictionary, Sujata Massey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 496 pages
Isbn
9781476703169
Lccn
2012042498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky253358603
  • (OCoLC)820450640
  • 852425
Label
The sleeping dictionary, Sujata Massey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 496 pages
Isbn
9781476703169
Lccn
2012042498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky253358603
  • (OCoLC)820450640
  • 852425

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