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Monsoons Memories of India Charlotte J Lawson

Monsoons Memories of India

Charlotte J Lawson

Published December 11th 2015
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94 pages
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Charlotte Lawson remembers the sense-awakening arrival of the Indian monsoons. The rain was part of her annual vacations, when she traveled from her English boarding school to spend holidays with her parents on the tea and coffee plantation inMoreCharlotte Lawson remembers the sense-awakening arrival of the Indian monsoons. The rain was part of her annual vacations, when she traveled from her English boarding school to spend holidays with her parents on the tea and coffee plantation in Karnataka.Monsoons is a collection of twelve fascinating vignettes drawn from Lawson’s childhood and adult life centered on the land of her birth—but not her citizenship, even though her family had long been tied to India.At her traditional British boarding school from the age of six, Lawson rarely saw her three sisters. Separated by age, they were kept apart by the school system. Only trips to their grandmother’s or summer holidays reunited the girls.Join Lawson as a young girl making long, unescorted flights from London to Bombay and Bangalore with her sisters, to spend her summers exploring the plantations, temples, and ruins. Her dual existence left her torn between two worlds, but her heart always returned to India.A tale of the lasting influence of postcolonial India on one woman’s life, Monsoons captures a period of time spanning forty years—and the intense pull of the Indian subcontinent, continuously calling Lawson home.