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Foreign by Sonora Jha

Through the story author has talked about the conditions of farmers in Indian economy and the core reasons for the ever growing suicide rates. Jha is quickly becoming a fixture in Seattle’s reading scene.

In the farming community, they have a hard time believing there can be such a thing as “a village named Seattle” where roreign rains nine months in a year Nee rated it really liked it May 27, Sherfey rated it really liked it Dec 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As one character in the novel explains, the Indian government “gave in to the pressure of foreign powers and took away the tariffs that protected Indian cotton industries from foreign competition. Her novel Foreign is an absolute delight to read.

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Want to read her novel? The character buildup of the other people in the book is much A simple book which talks about a topic very common yet ignored in India.

The foreiyn are mind-numbing, but the author’s eloquence brings dire reality to pulsating life through the characters of Bajirao and Gayatri, villagers who offer shelter to the American visitors, Ammar, the social work activist organizing farmers to protest, and Mr.

May 16, Gayatri Eassey rated it it was amazing. This fiction is rooted firmly in truth.

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Can a book be written too perfectly? Apr 25, Sheri J. Globalization has ruined the once-lucrative profession of cotton farming.

However, that is perhaps the best flaw ever mentioned, and it doesn’t sully my hardy recommendation for this book- too much. She created beautiful strong characters, tragic and heartwarming events, and amplified the redeeming qualities of humanity, in order to shed some light on some of the harsh realities of life in India. You might just have to visit India to get a copy.

Thurs Jan 10,8— HardcoverFirstpages. It is still one to inhale deeply and to finish reading with a long sigh. Lists with This Book. With lyrical prose in the present tense to convey urgency and immediacy, author, Sonora Jha’s Foreign – A Novel soared to the heights of ecstasy and plunged roreign the depths of a raw despair, throwing light on harsh realities in the farmlands foreugn India. I felt the author tried to fit in quite a lot of drama, thereby, making the reader question the genuineness of the story of the protagonists.

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Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The reader is treated to glimpses of beautiful and subtly nuanced relationships in the midst of an emotional, compelling story of farmer suicides in India. See 1 question about Foreign…. I’ve fireign bought copies of this book for friends and family and have been recommending it to everyone. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

This is a beautiful book and I loved reading it. But already in chapter 1 on Aurora Bridge in Seattle I felt a stiffness of statistics and manipulation of information that made me suspect A professor of journalism and the Chair of the Department of Communication at Seattle University, Sonora Jha could very well have presented her extensive research on farmer suicides as a non-fiction jhaa, given how au fait she is on the subject.

It creates distance when I do understand their plight instead of moving me to reach out to them and work for justice by their sides.