Footpaths in the Painted City: An Indian Journey

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Footpaths in the Painted City: An Indian Journey

Footpaths in the Painted City An Indian Journey In this lyrical memoir a young half Muslim half Christian woman travels to India to connect with one of its tiny Jewish communities and unlock her family s secret past

  • Title: Footpaths in the Painted City: An Indian Journey
  • Author: Sadia Shepard
  • ISBN: 9781843546047
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this lyrical memoir, a young half Muslim, half Christian woman travels to India to connect with one of its tiny Jewish communities and unlock her family s secret past.

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    One thought on “Footpaths in the Painted City: An Indian Journey

    1. Sue on said:

      A granddaughter, a grandmother, a love story.I have been re-reading some of my favourite books and this is one of them. Sadia Shepard, daughter of a Pakistani Muslim mother and white American Protestant father, gives us a truly touching memoir that encompasses religious insight, cultural differences, forgotten histories, family feelings and some rather intrepid travel in an emotional journey of self-discovery. At the heart of the book lies the author’s intense love for her maternal grandmother [...]

    2. Sarah on said:

      An excellent read! I found that I could relate to Sadia's account of her childhood growing up with three parents, as I have also grown up in a household with grandparents who always had a tale about India just waiting to be told. The version of the book I read was titled "Footpaths In The Painted City" and I found myself increasingly enchanted by the picture Sadia painted of India, with it's bold colours, different cultures and religions as well as the friendliness and hospitality of Indian peop [...]

    3. Sunitha Prabhu on said:

      A easy read. Story is bit slow paced, which may be good for reader of non-Indian/non-Pakistani background. In this lyrical memoir, a young half-Muslim, half-Christian woman travels to India to connect with one of its tiny Jewish communities and unlock her family's secret past.

    4. Robin Mitha on said:

      Only read it because the house in question is located in the street behind my house and i remember it welle book brought back some fond memories but seemed to drag a bit

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