Memory’s Daughter

Memory’s Daughter

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Author: Krishna Sobti
Translator(s)/ Edito: Meenakshi Bharadwaj/Smita Bharti
Publisher: Katha
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 127
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-87649-22-4


“Whoever the homeland may belong to; it is not merely a piece of geography. It is also not just history. Nor is it the rivers of the region, or the mountains. It is all those things that keep getting absorbed in your very being whether you want it or not. It constantly nurtures your mind, heart and soul. Keeps it alive… It is our land that gives us a vision. Gives us strength to see our country and see beyond it. To connect with our place and times.”

Krishna Sobti’s pathbreaking first novel, Memory’ Daughter follows in young Pasho’s footsteps as she is bought and sold like cattle in the strife-torn climate of the Afghan and Anglo-Sikh wars of 19th century Punjab. A tumultuous tale of a search for one’s roots, of love, loss, and honour-bound ties, and a powerful portrait of a woman who suffers, endures, and survives. Katha presents another milestone of modern Hindi literature.

‘Sobti is a writer who confronts, discovers, defines and redefines with the help of memory.’
- Nirupama Dutt

‘Krishna Sobti commands the most respect beyond the borders of Hindi.’
- The Sunday Tribune