Under the Moonlit Sky

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Dundurn, 2010 - Fiction - 345 pages
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It's the spring of 1984 in British Columbia, and life is just getting exciting for Esha. A secret that looms over her family has reinforced her proud resistance to her family's Indian identity. However, one day changes everything, and Esha's well-thought-out rebellion is put to the test. In the blink of an eye, she is forced to step up and fulfill her father's last wish, taking her thousands of miles away to a place she never dreamed of visiting: India. Forced to follow traditions she has denied her whole life and fighting the temptations of an unlikely love interest, Esha must now confront her new reality. As she comes to understand her heritage, she also becomes a victim of the highly unstable political climate in 1984 Delhi. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has just been assassinated, political tensions rise, and now only one chant can be heard: ?Blood for blood”. Esha must fight to survive the three days of brutal chaos that erupts throughout Delhi in the aftermath of the prime minister's assassination.
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
Part OneDiscovery
3
Part TwoJourney
38
Part ThreeAcceptance
146
Part FourCourage
254
EPILOEUE Five Years Later
342
Acknowledgements
347
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Born and raised in Toronto, Nav has been writing since the first moment her parents placed a blank journal and a sharp pencil in front of her. The incoherent thoughts soon became short stories, and the short stories eventually found their way to a full-length novel. Appreciating the hard work of her parents, who both migrated to Canada from Punjab, India in the 1970s and 1980s, Nav obtained an Honours Degree in Political Science from York University, followed by Law School at the University of London, in England. During this time, she also engaged in youth politics, government and human rights. These activities included the Model UN at university and in running for election as city councillor in her hometown of Brampton, Ontario. She also contributed editorials to various ethnic newspapers, where she discussed relevant community issues and offered political commentary. She has been published in the Toronto Star and has also been featured in the same paper for her attempts to bring political awareness to the youth in her area.

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