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An emotionally charged story of love and loss set during India's partition. When his fingers slip away from his father's hand, one boy's destiny changes forever. In the chaos of border crossing between India and the newly formed Pakistan, a small boy called Pali suddenly finds himself lost and alone. Taken in to a Muslim family he is given a new name, and a new faith - Islam. In his changed world, he learns to find love and forge friendships in the most unexpected of places. Seven years later when fate reunites him with his Hindu roots; he must decide if he is the boy he was born, the boy he has been brought up to be, or simply a Child of the Divide. Child of the Divide, produced by Tamasha Theatre Company and Polka Theatre, premiered on 5 May 2006 at Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, London.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413776136
ISBN-10: 0413776131
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 5mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Sudha Bhuchar

Sudha Bhuchar is joint founder and artistic director of Tamasha Theatre Company. She is both an acto r and a playwright. She writes regularly with Shaheen Khan for BBC Radio 4, and their many credits i nclude three series of Girlies. Their screenplay, The House Across the Street, was shown on BBC 4. H er writing credits for Tamasha include Strictly Dandia, the award winning Fourteen Songs, Two Weddin gs and A Funeral and the hugely successful Balti Kings.

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