The Song of Kahunsha

The Song of Kahunsha

eBook - 2011
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Ten-year-old Chamdi has rarely ventured outside his orphanage and entertains a fantasy of what Bombay is like beyond its garden walls - a paradise he calls Kahunsha, "the city of no sadness."He runs away to search for his long-lost father and finds himself thrust into chaos. Moving, poignant, and wonderfully rich in the sights and sounds of Bombay, this novel is the story of Chamdi's struggle for survival on the city's dangerous streets.
Publisher: [United States] : Milkweed Editions : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781571318572
1571318577
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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May 01, 2013

Chamdi is ten years old and has lived cloistered in a Bombay orphanage all his life. When he hears the orphanage is closing he decides to go and search for his father out in the city, a city he has never been. Although he is met with ugly reality he never loses sight of Kahunsha, the magical place he has envisioned where all is colour and light. This is an easy read but leaves you with a clear picture of the poverty, violence and desparation Chamdi finds. Life there is hard.

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