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The toss of a lemon, Padma Viswanathan

Label
The toss of a lemon
Title
The toss of a lemon
Statement of responsibility
Padma Viswanathan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning the lifetime of one woman (1896-1962), The Toss of a Lemon brings readers intimately into a Brahmin household, into an India in the midst of social and political upheaval. Married at ten, widowed at eighteen, left with two children, Sivakami must wear widow's whites, shave her head, and touch no one from dawn to dusk. She is not allowed to remarry, and in the next sixty years she ventures outside her family compound only three times. She is extremely orthodox in her behavior except for one defiant act: She moves back to her dead husband's house and village to raise her children. That decision sets the course of her children's and grandchildren's lives, twisting their fates in surprising, sometimes heartbreaking ways
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Viswanathan, Padma
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.V57
LC item number
T67 2008
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Families
  • India
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The toss of a lemon, Padma Viswanathan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
619 pages
Isbn
9780151015337
Lccn
2008013369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
geneological table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn212846514
  • (Sirsi) o212846514
  • (OCoLC)212846514
Label
The toss of a lemon, Padma Viswanathan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
619 pages
Isbn
9780151015337
Lccn
2008013369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
geneological table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn212846514
  • (Sirsi) o212846514
  • (OCoLC)212846514

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