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The Track of the Wind free pdf The dramatic final volume in the Wheel of Surya trilogy by Whitbread award-winning author of Coram Boy, Jamila Gavin. In 1947 India is rocked by the Independence movement and partition with Pakistan. Their lives disrupted by violence, Jaspal and Marvinder are sent from their Indian village to find their father, who is a student in England. In The Track of the Wind, Jaspal and Marvinder are reunited with their mother in India, but their fight for independence goes on. A story touching on culture, class, faith and family set against1000the backdrop of Indian independence. No children's books about India conveys these issues and themes with the effortless ease of Jamila Gavin.

About Jamila Gavin

Jamila Gavin Jamila Gavin was born in Mussoorie (Bombay), India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her Indian father and English mother met as teachers in Iran and by the age of eleven she had lived in an Indian palace in the Punjab, a flat in a bombed out street in Shepherd's Bush, a bungalow in Poona, near Mumbai and a terraced house in Ealing. She settled into a little town cottage in Stroud, Gloucestershire twenty five years ago but she still loves to travel. With an Indian father and an English mother, she inherited two rich cultures which ran side by side throughout her life, and which always made her feel she belonged to both countries. Her family settled in England where she completed her schooling and further training as a music student at Trinity College of Music, London. Her childhood memoir, Out Of India traces her life, illustrating the experiences from which she draws many of the ideas for her books. After studies in Paris and Berlin she joined the BBC, first as a Studio Manager in radio, then crossed over to television as a Production Assistant and Director in Music and Arts programmes. Later, she married Barrie Gavin and they had two children, a son, Rohan and a daughter, Indi. It was then that she began writing children's books, and felt a need to reflect the multi-cultural world in which she and her children lived. Since her first book, The Magic Orange Tree was published in 1979, she has been writing steadily, producing collections of short stories, teenage novels and many books for educational schemes for the whole age range from six to sixteen. Her books have included Grandpa Chatterji, which was short-listed for the Smarties Award and was dramatised for television on Channel 4 Schools- Monkey in the Stars which she then dramatised for a commission by the Polka Theatre, where it was performed in the autumn 2000- and The Surya Trilogy of which the first, The Wheel of Surya, was special runner up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award in 1992, while the others were subsequently all shortlisted for the same award. Her novel, Coram Boy, set in 18th century England, won the 2000 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award and her first radio play for Radio 4, "The God at the Gate", broadcast in 2001, was shortlisted for the Richard Imison Award.

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Author : Jamila Gavin
Publisher : Egmont Books Ltd
Data Published : 01 May 2001
ISBN : 0749747420
EAN : 9780749747428
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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