NAPLES, Fla. (May, 2013) – Forbidden love finds expression within the confines of a unique social order: “A Sahib’s Daughter,” a novel by Nina Harkness takes readers on an intriguing journey as three generations of women grapple with secrets, scandal and undeniable passions of the heart, during the post-Raj Indian era. Released in 2012 to much acclaim, “A Sahib’s Daughter” is now in print, available through Amazon.com/.
With a creative balance of fiction and historical accuracy, Harkness draws on childhood memories of growing up in the privileged post-colonial traditions of India’s tea plantation society to create a story with astute depth. The tale of “A Sahib’s Daughter” unfolds through vivid imagery as she skillfully develops the book’s main characters: a grandmother named Prava, her daughter, Ramona, and granddaughter, Samira, each whose fate is transformed through encounters with British tea planters. However, encounters such as these pose a difficult question.
Bucking centuries of tradition, is it conceivable that new-era British sahibs would marry local Indian women? “[In the past], certainly, they made promises and spoke fine words. They [even] gave a woman a good time, sometimes living with [her] for years and fathering several children,” Harkness writes.
Amidst the backdrop of aromatic tea plantations, love crosses racial boundaries with a richness and intensity that readers find hard to resist. Now in print, the book continues to receive strong, five-star reviews:
“[The book is] captivating from beginning to end. Its unpredictability made it very difficult to put down,” raves Jean Bricknell.
Another reader, Barbara Miller, writes, “[A Sahib’s Daughter] was full of suspense, intrigue, and romance, and I could barely put the book aside until I finished this amazing story.”
And Linda H. writes, “I couldn't put this book down! A Sahib’s Daughter will inspire you to pack your bags and embark on an exotic adventure through the [Dooars] of the Himalayan Mountains.”
But pursuit of love is only one theme that contributes to the novel’s complexity. More than a simple romance, each chapter touches upon the realities of Anglo-Indian culture. And in a final twist, one woman will never discover her true identity—a secret another will take to her grave.
Readers can purchase a paperback copy of “A Sahib’s Daughter” through Amazon.com (http://tinyurl.com/c5rp2wx), SRP $13.99.
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