Five Sons: and a Hundred Muri of Rice

Author(s): Sharyn Steel

Biography / Memoir

`Determined to shelter my baby from Ketu's anger, I carried her down to the temple. I placed her on the temple forecourt. Kneeling behind her, I prayed to the goddess Bhagwati to bring me sons so that the violence and anger of my husband could end. I picked flowers and berries to offer the goddess; I didn't have rupees to give her.'
As a five year old child in rural Nepal, Kharika Devkota struggles to come to terms with her arranged marriage. She confronts poverty, illiteracy and a society that fails to recognise her most basic human rights; yet by ninety years of age she has become a successful landowner, a micro-lender and a beloved great-grandmother.
Based on a true story, this book provides a rare insight into the exceptional courage and determination of this woman.


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General Fields

  • : 9780473403911
  • : The Copy Press
  • : The Copy Press
  • : September 2017
  • : 229mm X 150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sharyn Steel
  • : Paperback
  • : 358