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Will Randall thought teaching in an inner-London comprehensive was a tough job. But that was nothing compared to the next assignment: saving a slum school in the Indian city of Poona. Learning as much as he is teaching, Will finds his life transformed by his remarkable class of orphans: Dulabesh, the head-standing joker who lost his parents on a crowded railway platform; Prakash, who learned self-sufficiency by scavenging in dumpsters; the charmingly madcap Tanushri, fan of the singer "Maradona." When the slumlords threaten to level the school, Will hits upon the idea of a fund-raiser to save it: a stage production of the 24,000-verse Indian epic, The Ramayana, ever so slightly condensed…By turns funny and poignant, this is a gloriously life-affirming account of the India tourists never see.

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Will Randall tells how he took up an invitation from an elderly German woman to accompany her on a trip to India and how this led to him working in a slum school three hours from Bombay. With the school threatened by slum barons, Randall organizes a fund-raising performance of "The Ramayana".

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Will Randall was born in 1966 and educated in London. He is a teacher. His next book is a travel book on Botswana.

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ISBN:
9780349116785
Author:
RANDALL, WILL
Publisher:
Abacus (UK)
Location:
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Subject:
General
Subject:
General Travel
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TRAVEL / General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
March 2007
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
197 x 127 in.

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