The Tea-Planter's Daughter


Author: Sara Banerji

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448208424

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Today is Julia Clockhouse's twenty-fifth birthday. Her long-suffering Hindu servants are frantically trying to organise a party for her, but it's hard to do so amid the havoc wreaked by her wild spirit. They think she is possessed. Daughters of colonial tea-planters shouldn't have souls that escape their bodies, move objects with their minds, hear tongueless yogis speak. Julia Clockhouse does. As the day passes and the chaos mounts in the kitchen, Julia listens desperately for the return of her husband. Ben may have married her on the orders of her domineering father, but he had come to love her; together they had found the happiness they missed in childhood. But by the time the party guests are tumbling in from the rising fury of the monsoon Ben has still not come. Sara Banerji narrates the events of an extraordinary birthday with deft humour and haunting eloquence, weaving into Julia's story a picture of an isolated tea-plantation and all those who live there. The Tea-Planter's Daughter is a captivating flight of the imagination firmly rooted in the reality of the South Indian hills.

The Tea Planter's Daughter


Author: Janet MacLeod Trotter

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503934191


Page: 430

View: 1347

Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-old Clarissa Belhaven is full of worry. The family tea plantation is suffering, and so is her father, still grieving over the untimely death of his wife, while Clarissa s fragile sister, Olive, needs love and resourceful care. Beautiful and headstrong, Clarissa soon attracts the attention of young, brash Wesley Robson, a rival tea planter. Yet before his intentions become fully clear, tragedy befalls the Belhavens and the sisters are wrenched from their beloved tea garden to the industrial streets of Tyneside. A world away from the only home she has ever known, Clarissa must start again. Using all her means, she must endure not only poverty but jealousy and betrayal too. Will the reappearance of Wesley give her the link to her old life that she so desperately craves? Or will a fast-changing world and the advent of war extinguish hope forever?"




Publisher: PartridgeIndia

ISBN: 1482819740

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 5691

In 1939, a young Englishman rejects a diplomatic career and leaves England to become a tea planter in Darjeeling, India. He marries an illiterate tea picker of Nepali origin and they have a son. the book continues with the son's journey through life: the prejudices he faces as an Anglo-Indian in both countries; the events in Belize, Burma, Jamaica and Sri Lanka that affect him; the women in his life; all answering the question, "what became of him?" Jimmy Pyke is an Anglo-Indian who had a distinguished legal career in London for over 45 years. He has written law books, but the Tea Planter's Son is his debut novel at the age of seventy.

The Tea Planter's Wife


Author: Dinah Jefferies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241969565

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

View: 2475

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Dinah Jefferies' unforgettable new novel, The Tea Planter's Wife is a haunting, tender portrait of a woman forced to choose between her duty as a wife and her instinct as a mother... Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London. Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult... Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no one in her upper class set will understand - least of all Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done? The Tea Planter's Wife is a story of guilt, betrayal and untold secrets vividly and entrancingly set in colonial era Ceylon. 'Captivating, powerful and passionate' Deborah Rodriguez on The Separation 'A richly detailed story... as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife' David Gilham on The Separation 'I simply didn't want to put it down. Vivid and atmospheric - you can smell the tropics, feel the drenching heat...' Isabel Wolff on The Separation

The Tea Planter's Children


Author: Eve Baker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1420896296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 7510

''The Tea Planter''s Children'' is rich, evocative , gentle and beautiful. It is filled with a child's love of place and nature, and manages successfully to enter the reader into a vanished world. Throughout there is a real feeling of a particular time. It describes a childhood at Arnakal, a tea plantation in the hills of Kerala during the early nineteen-thirties, which were years of recession and high unemployment in England and the rise of Fascism in Europe. In India, Mahatma Ghandi, not yet the revered figure we now remember, was campaigning for Independence. Discussed by their parents, these political goings-on were in the background of the children's lives. ''The Tea Planter's Children'' is a recollection of a childhood spent in a remote place with little contact with other European children, where the freedom they were allowed led to hilarious if sometimes nearly disastrous adventures, and describes the discoveries the children made, the unsuitable pets they tried to keep, the wild animals in the surrounding jungle and the eccentricities of the people they knew, until their final unwilling departure for the unknown country their parents called Home. Sixty years later, the brother and sister returned to stay once more at Arnakal, to find amid all the time-wrought changes, much that was still familiar and beautiful in the place where they had been born.

The Child and the State in India

Child Labor and Education Policy in Comparative Perspective


Author: Myron Weiner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691018980

Category: History

Page: 213

View: 1367

India has the largest number of non-schoolgoing working children in the world. Why has the government not removed them from the labor force and required that they attend school, as have the governments of all developed and many developing countries? To answer this question, this major comparative study first looks at why and when other states have intervened to protect children against parents and employers. By examining Europe of the nineteenth century, the United States, Japan, and a number of developing countries, Myron Weiner rejects the argument that children were removed from the labor force only when the incomes of the poor rose and employers needed a more skilled labor force. Turning to India, the author shows that its policies arise from fundamental beliefs, embedded in the culture, rather than from economic conditions. Identifying the specific values that elsewhere led educators, social activists, religious leaders, trade unionists, military officers, and government bureaucrats to make education compulsory and to end child labor, he explains why similar groups in India do not play the same role.

Witches, Tea Plantations, and Lives of Migrant Laborers in India

Tempest in a Teapot


Author: Soma Chaudhuri

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073918525X

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 7850

Witches, Tea Plantations, and Lives of Migrant Laborers in India, the only academic work on witchcraft accusations in India, uses sociological theory and primary data to study contemporary witchcraft accusations. Located in the tea plantation region in Jalpaiguri, India, the book links the witchcraft accusations among the adivasi (tribal) to labor conflicts that ties tea plantation economics to the village household level quarrels. The book should be of interest to sociologists, gender scholars, labor historians, criminologists, anthropologists, migration and South Asian scholars.

The Planter's Bride

A Story of Intrigue and Passion : Sequel to the Tea Planter's Daughter


Author: Janet MacLeod Trotter


ISBN: 1908359366

Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 8837

Does the Village Still Raise the Child?

A Collaborative Study of Changing Child-Rearing and Early Education in Kenya


Author: Beth Blue Swadener,Kabiru,Njenga

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791447574

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 6140

Considers the impacts of rapid social, economic, and cultural change on child-rearing and early education in Kenya.

The Engine Drivers Daughter


Author: Sharlie M Pickering

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493136755

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 2536

The Engine Drivers Daughter is an honest and challenging story of a girl growing up in a country of political unrest and change. A country trying to shake of Colonialism, fighting for freedom and facing riots with many violent deaths. This little island struggles to find identity within its own culture, away from Colonial influences. As the eldest daughter of a staunch Roman Catholic, her life is filled with religious ritual. Through difficult situations she finds strength and emerges as strong and determined, believing for a better future. Sometimes funny, often sad, her journey will enthrall the reader. From a little girl to a young teenager with hopes and dreams, she faces injustice, but shows courage and survives the subtle bullying of small minded people. It is written candidly and with human fragility, giving an inside story to the subject of immigration. This book will surprise and entertain.