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Daughters of India

Author(s): Jill McGivering

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century/WW2

Isabel, born into the British Raj, and Asha, a young Hindu girl, both consider India their home. Mischance will bring them together and drive them from the bustle of Delhi to the shores of the Andaman Islands, from glittering colonial parties to the squalor and desperation of a notorious prison, and into the lives of men on opposing sides of the fight for self-rule.

In the shadow of the Second World War and the increasing heat of political violence, Isabel is torn between her love for India, the man she yearns for and loyalty to her own country. Impossible choices must be made . . .

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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