A magical story of forbidden love, family dramas and strange legacies. 'Of Marriageable Age' follows three people across three decades and three continents. Savitri, intuitive and charming, is brought up among the servants of a British household in pre-war India. Nat, plucked from an orphanage, lives in the hill country with a revered but reticent doctor sahib.
Sarojini, tempestuous and outspoken, spends her youth rebelling against the narrow social confines of her life. From a small South American country caught in the grip of political upheavals to a placid village in rural Tamil Nadu, from a breeze-swept paradise in Madras to war-ravaged Singapore, the threads of their lives grow closer, as their questions grow in urgency.
On one level this is an exotic love story, but it is also a many layered quest for true identity, for new life amid traditional customs. At its heart is a celebration of life.
- Publication Date:
- 13 / 10 / 1999
- 151 x 234mm