ISBN 9788184984910,Indian English: A Memoir

Indian English: A Memoir



Mehta Publishing House

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788184984910

ISBN-10 818498491X

Paper Back

Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Graphic novels: literary & memoirs

About the Book: Indian English: A Memoir Indian English is Jillian Haslams memoir of growing up an English girl in post-colonial India. Her harrowing yet ultimately redemptive story of living in the dark squalid by-lanes of Calcutta, abused and misunderstood by many, recalls the darkest moments of Angelas Ashes and the inner turmoil of The Glass Castle. For every atrocity described in Indian English, however, there is found a parallel kindnessa sacrifice, reallyon the part of the poorest of the poor, who helped her family to survive. One cannot overlook those small, seemingly insignificant and mundane acts of human kindness. Within these humble people thrive a grace beyond description that literally saves lives every hour of every day. Such was the case with Jillian and her family, which suffered through the death of children, abject starvation, trauma and humiliation. In vivid detail, the author recounts how she learned to look for the positives embedded in the numerous challenges encountered on her path; and how to overcome adversity to be successful. This rich story of her life, of finding the road to success, and how she utilizes her wisdom and vision to help others through her foundation, vividly illustrates how and why Jillian Haslam inspires everyone she meets.