Climbing the stairs

by Padma Venkatraman.

Set during World War II and the last days of British occupation in India, this remarkable debut poignantly depicts a young girl struggling to find her place in a mixed-up world, and tells a powerful story about love and loss set against a fascinating historical backdrop.


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Cheryl FinnanPosted May 31, 2011

Climbing the Stairs is largely a story of before and after. Set in British-occupied India during World War II, fifteen-year-old Vidya lives a privileged life for a girl in Bombay in that time period. While all of her Indian female contemporaries ar...

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