India Was One [NOOK Book]

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...Suddenly, he saw something shiny at the bottom of the abyss. He squinted his eyes to see what it was. He ran back to his binoculars and turned them to see what it was. Sharp barbed wires that separated the two mountains came into focus. He had come as far as he could in his country. But she was standing in another country.

He was in South India and she was in North ...

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India Was One

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Overview

...Suddenly, he saw something shiny at the bottom of the abyss. He squinted his eyes to see what it was. He ran back to his binoculars and turned them to see what it was. Sharp barbed wires that separated the two mountains came into focus. He had come as far as he could in his country. But she was standing in another country.

He was in South India and she was in North India...


Have you ever imagined India being divided into two countries? What happens to the millions of Indians who are from South India but are now residing in North India? Kaahi & Jai were two such people who got trapped in this situation. Everything was going smoothly for them and suddenly, their world turned upside down.

How will they get together? Will India become one again?

Take an exciting journey with them from their college days in Mumbai to their life in the US and back to India when they find out that India is divided.

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Evenly paced , simple narration that every generation can relate to. The author weaves a great net of anxiety , romance , ambition, success that appeals to our basic senses. Superb illustration , seamlessly depicts the essence of the developing plot! Loved the book....
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012680877
  • Publisher: Season Ball
  • Publication date: 3/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 1,348,044
  • File size: 668 KB

Meet the Author

The author was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He came to the US in 1989 to New York. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

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    A Wonderful Escape

    Reading India Was One, was like entering through a hidden portal, the reader is introduced to the rich heritage of India, it is a story that unfolds with descriptive colorful characters that become like a family to the reader. There are the parents, the adults, the zany friends , the traditional relatives and the .lovestruck lovers who let you follow them through their daily lives;from college to romance, to friendships, to their favorite past time, Cricket. The married couple traveled to exotic locations, all over India, Europe and United States, the details are so vivid, it lets the imagination believe you are joining them on their journeys. This story divulges hidden secrets, the conflicts and the traditions of people living in India before and after a civil unrest. It adds exquisite colorful artwork and details one is not familiar with. Since the Partition of India in August 1947, there have been three major wars, one minor war and numerous armed skirmishes between India and Pakistan.
    India Was One, tells of this country divided in two, North and South. The perils of the lovers and families trying to unite again, but are denied . The Indians are separated by their ethnicities and are trapped behind either the North or South borders according to military protocol, have to go where commanded even if loved ones are separated. The civilians are trying to coexist and declare their heritage of being an Indian and not lose their heritage to misguided terrorists. The conclusion was heart-wrenching,and at the same time, a ray of hope.The humor and art work is worth the price alone. This book covers all aspects of whata reader needs for a mini vacation away from life's struggles, so warm and friendly with fast paced thrills. You will not regret purchasing this book and placing it in your library .It is an excellent book to take a mini mind vacation with and opens a portal into a world of wonders and mysteries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

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    Formatting: This e-book was, generally, properly formatted. I lo

    Formatting: This e-book was, generally, properly formatted. I loved the way that the table of contents was set up. The only issue that I saw with the formatting was that where something was written in a foreign language within the text, it translated into characters similar to wingdings instead of actual text.

    Content: Generally, I like the story and characters. The book was well-written and the characters were interesting.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    A Book You Will be Glad You Read

    India Was One- is an engrossing story, very entertaining and shares a wealth of information. As a love story it breaks your heart to read of a married couple separated by country and culture. As a way to learn of another culture, India Was One wins hands down. As always it is a shame how we let small differences separate people. I really am glad I read this book and recommend it highly.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

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    A Taste of India

    This story follows a young couple from India, Jai and Kaahi, as they go through college and then enter the world as a young married couple. Their journey starts out in India, where they are both attending college in Mumbai. They are accompanied on their journey by their group of young friends, Punk, Subra, and Bunty. After college Jai and Kaahi go to the United States for a brief time before unrest in India has them journeying back home. It is during this journey that Jai and Kaahi will be separated.

    This book also offers an insider¿s view into India¿s traditions, religions, states, and people. The information is scattered throughout the book so you will lost when the author uses common Indian terminology to describe the different things in Indian culture.

    This book was not what I expected. From the synopsis, I thought the book would be mostly about Jai and Kaahi¿s separation and journey back to each other. That was not the case. The majority of this book dealt with the day-to-day lives and traditions of people in India with a focus on Jai and Kaahi. They weren¿t even separated from each other until the last ¼ of the book.

    This book would be an excellent read for anyone planning to travel to India so they could get an idea of how things worked there, a little bit of the common language and terms, common food terms, different holidays and festivals, travel in India, and a lot of information on the national pastime of Cricket.

    ** Note **
    I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I received no chocolate or any other compensation in exchange for my review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    An easy and quick paced read.

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