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By Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring tale of a tender girl’s fight to regain her ardour and discover a new peace is instructed lyrically via verse that captures the wonder and secret of India and the traditional bharatanatyam dance shape. this can be a wonderful novel approximately religious awakening, the ability of paintings, and in particular, the braveness and resilience of the human spirit.

Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so while an twist of fate leaves her a below-knee amputee, her goals are shattered. for a lady who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and adaptability, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. yet Veda refuses to permit her incapacity rob her of her desires, and she or he begins yet again, taking newbie sessions with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a tender guy who methods dance as a religious pursuit. As their courting deepens, Veda reconnects with the realm round her, and starts to find who she is and what dance really ability to her.

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