The Awakening of Meena Rawat

The Awakening of Meena Rawat

by Anoop Judge
The Awakening of Meena Rawat

The Awakening of Meena Rawat

by Anoop Judge


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"With its emotion-provoking plot and well-drawn characters, this novel will remain in your thoughts long after the last page is read." -Sublime Book Review

"While the romance between Meena and Ramu makes for an excellent way to pass a few evenings reading, what makes the book so interesting are the author's deep ties to her Indian culture." -Hollywood Book Reviews

Every day, twenty-eight-year-old Meena Rawat is hounded by inner voices reminding her to be grateful for the middle-class American life she has-even if she is stuck in an unhappy marriage. She and her daughter are both safe, clothed, and fed, more than she could say for herself as a child. Born into the "Untouchables" caste in a small village in North India, Meena frequently relives the nightmare of abuses and slurs she suffered in an orphanage. There is only one bright spot in her memories: the fellow 'Untouchable' orphan who became her best friend and first love, Ramu.

When Ramu reappears in her new American life, he's different. Unlike her, he has cast off the shame of their upbringing and become a confident entrepreneur. Their meeting rekindles a lost passion and the two find they share a mutual sense of obligation to help the children of the outcast community they left behind. Meena fantasizes about a future with him, but will her responsibility to her daughter-and the certainty that she would lose custody-keep her chained?

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ISBN-13: 9781684337064
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 05/27/2021
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in New Delhi, Anoop Judge now resides in California. She is married with two nearly grown and fully admirable children, but she's also a recovering litigator, a former TV presenter, and a blogger. She is the author of two books Law: What's It All About & How To Get In (Twenty-Twenty Media), and the novel The Rummy Club, which won the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award and received three other awards. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Down in the Dirt magazine, in Rigorous journal, in Scarlet Leaf Review, in Moon magazine, and in Litbreak magazine. Most of her work can be found online at:

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