a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a
young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah
and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she
arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world.
she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in
books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she
remains trapped by what she is and is not. As India struggles to throw off
imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills for secrecy, languages, and
reading the unspoken gestures of those around her to fight for her country’s
freedom and her own happiness. Download and start listening now!