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The toss of a lemon

Author: Padma Viswanathan
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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Spanning the lifetime of one woman (1896-1962), The Toss of a Lemon brings readers intimately into a Brahmin household, into an India in the midst of social and political upheaval. Married at ten, widowed at eighteen, left with two children, Sivakami must wear widow's whites, shave her head, and touch no one from dawn to dusk. She is not allowed to remarry, and in the next sixty years she ventures outside her family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Viswanathan, Padma, 1968-
Toss of a lemon.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2009, ©2008
(OCoLC)308199177
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Padma Viswanathan
ISBN: 9780547350721 0547350724 1299881521 9781299881525
OCLC Number: 773581608
Notes: Originally published: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2008.
Description: 1 online resource (619 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Padma Viswanathan.

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Spanning the lifetime of one woman (1896-1962), The Toss of a Lemon brings readers intimately into a Brahmin household, into an India in the midst of social and political upheaval. Married at ten, widowed at eighteen, left with two children, Sivakami must wear widow's whites, shave her head, and touch no one from dawn to dusk. She is not allowed to remarry, and in the next sixty years she ventures outside her family compound only three times ...

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