The Far Field (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Madhuri Vijay, Sneha Mathan (Read by)
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Set in India and Kashmir, this story is narrated by Shalini who is recounting events in her childhood that followed her into her adulthood. With her mother’s passing, Shalini is left with unanswered questions about a traveling salesman that used to visit with Shalini and her mother when her father was at work. She heads to Kashmir to find the salesman and get answers to her questions and she is able to do this because her family is privileged. Kashmir is full of political unrest and she ends up staying for quite a while with the salesman’s family. Shalini entangles herself with some locals in the village, with the family of the salesman, all the while not fully comprehending the effect her actions have on those same villagers and people. As Shalini tells her story, you learn of the Indian/Kashmir conflict and how it affects the people who are far away from the tech hub cities in India and makes you think about the power of privilege. -Cathy, Atlanta


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781974930111
ISBN-10: 1974930114
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: February 15th, 2019
Language: English