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Shards of Memory: Woven Lives in Four Generations [Hardcover]

Parita Mukta

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11 April 2002
These are the stories of the people in Parita Mukta's family, a family which has traversed the continents bearing with it an array of memories and stories, both magical and mythological. The book follows the move of the author's grandparents in the early 1920s from the princely region of Kathiawar in western India (now Gujurat) to the Kenyan colony and spans a period of over eighty years. It tells the history of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of these migrants as they built their lives first in East Africa and then from the 1970s onwards in the cities of London, Ahemdabad, Miami and Toronto. It describes the jostling of a peasant world-view with that of an unbridled financial system. This is not a chronological tale of migration, it is a book set in a universe where magical tales are as tangible as the everyday material world, life-stories becoming entangled with fairy tales and fairy tales informing lives. In stunning lyrical prose Mukta sheds light on the way memories shape the journeys and aspirations of those who have lived in close proximity.

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Parita Mukta is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. She has written extensively on the social history of western India.

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