What the Body Remembers


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It's 1937, and with her father in debt, motherless 16-year old Roop becomes second wife of Sardarji, a wealthy landowner in his forties whose first wife has failed to bear him a child. Roop believes that the strong-willed Satya, will treat her as a sister, but their relationship swiftly becomes ominous and complicated. What the Body Remembers is also Satya's story.

Mortified when Sardarji marries, Satya resorts to desperate measures to maintain her place in society and her husband's heart. Sardarji himself struggles as the India he knows begins to change when separtist tensions between Hindus and Muslims trap his Sikh community in a horrifying middle ground, and the departing British prepare to divide the land into India and Pakistan.

Published: 2011 (First published 1999)
Pages: 610
Format: Paperback