Synopses & Reviews
This American Library Association Notable Book of 1955 tells the story of a peasant woman in India, married as a child bride to a tenant farmer, working with her husband to wrest a living from land ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. Through years of poverty and disaster, she sees one of her infants die, her daughter become a prostitute, her sons leave for jobs she distrusts--and somehow she survives.
Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.
"Comparable in many ways to Cry, the Beloved Country...if anything...better." (Saturday Evening Post)