Carma

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iUniverse, Nov 30, 2007 - Fiction
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Burma is being bombed, and Ramesh's life is indisarray. Things become even more tumultuous whenhe beats up a British soldier who insults his sister.Ramesh is forced to flee his home in Haldipur, and hearrives in Calcutta, India. But when Hindus andMuslims start to riot in 1946, he is forced to moveagain, and he unwittingly leaves behind a youngwoman pregnant with his child. The child is bornwithout his father's knowledge.Ramesh journeys to New York City to be with hisuncle. He is drafted and sent to Korea, returns to theStates, and falls in love with a woman with roots inJamaica. But his life with his wife brings with it greatfamily intrigue.In the meantime, Suresh, the son, has grown upand faces problems of his own. Now living in America, he's drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he vows not tokill. But it may not be a vow he can keep, especiallywhen his very survival is at stake.Carma is a powerful story about a father and son, lost loves, war, and what it takes to transcendinterracial barriers.

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