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Walking Through Fire
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 140mm
Black and White

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Lying critically wounded in hospital, Sean Varma tries desperately to decipher how he has come to be there, but his trauma prevents clarity and pushes him instead to recollect his fragmented life. A child of grandparents from four different cultures Spanish, Irish, English and Indian he survives an abusive childhood and goes on to experience Calcutta at war with itself. The best years of his childhood are spent dealing with a violent, alcoholic and womanising father who can t keep down a job. Left to fend on his own, Sean has to come to terms with the person he has become. His journey leads him across the subcontinent to the apocalyptic moment that will change him forever, and help him make peace with his life.


Randhir Khare
Randhir Khare
Author

Award winning writer, poet, folklorist and teacher, Randhir Khare has to his credit more than thirty volumes— poetry, fiction, nonfiction, educational books. He has travelled widely, nationally and internationally. His poetry has been set to music by A.R. Rahman, performed with western classical, jazz and folk musicians and used in creative arts and educational workshops in many countries abroad. He has been Visiting Professor of Literature, Creative Writing & Media in various prestigious Indian institutions and universities. His cultural documentation work includes documentation of the folkloric traditions of the Bhil, Bhilala, Kota, Toda, Nari Kurava, Katkari and other traditional communities from north and south Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, translation of tribal folklore and poetry and promotion of traditional music and lore. He has recently founded The Living Heritage Movement which supports performers and practitioners of traditional forms and lore.