Climbing the Stairs
- by Padma Venkatraman -
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Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: November 30, 1999
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0142414905
ISBN-13: 978-0142414903
Synopsis Fifteen-year-old Vidya dreams of going to college — an unusual aspiration for a girl living in British occupied India during World War II. Then tragedy strikes, and Vidya and her brother are forced to move into a traditional household with their extended family, where women are meant to be married, not educated. Breaking the rules, Vidya finds refuge in her grandfather’s library. But then her brother does something unthinkable, and Vidya’s life becomes a whirlwind of political and personal complications. The question is, will she be strong enough to survive?
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Padma Venkatraman
Padma Venkatraman is one of the authors of the Young Reader's Festival. From studying oceanography to being a director, to teaching maths and science and now finally her dream job of being an author. Let's hear her journey of her becoming a writer.
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