A woman adopted from India returns and finds a sister and confronts the "what might have been" in her life. May 25, Jahnavi rated it it was ok. Overall it was a nice book, but perhaps because of it being translated from spanish, the language and sentence structure was overall a little choppy, and boring. I would give this book a 2. The idea was good, but the execution, in English, at least, wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be.
I wouldn't recommend this book to someone fiercely rather than just read it and then put it aside on the bookshelf—it's no showstopper! Overall, it was an okay book! Oh, the tears of joy! Aug 20, Helen rated it liked it. I enjoyed reading this true story of Asha Miro Who was adopted by Spanish parents from an orphanage in India She returns to India to try and trace the first six years of her life. Aug 19, Pankachu rated it it was amazing.
A well told account of an adopted girls return to her original roots and her quest for answers surrounding her past. Mar 26, Trupti Dorge rated it it was ok Shelves: library , non-fiction. This is the story of an adoption. Asha was an Indian orphan who was adopted at the age of 6 by a couple in Barcelona. When Asha is in her twenties she feels an urge to find out about her origins, about her real parents.
She takes up a volunteering assignment in Mumbai for a month and simultaneously find out more about her roots. Daughter of the Ganges is the story of how she travels back to the village where she was born. This book was released in Italian in 2 parts when she first visits India an This is the story of an adoption.
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This book was released in Italian in 2 parts when she first visits India and when she returns back after 7 years for filming a documentary based on her first book. The book was apparently a best seller in The UK but somehow it failed to create an impact on me. I applaud people like her parents who take in orphans and give them a home and a better future. I would love to tell Ms. Asha one thing though. You were fortunate, yes, but not because you were adopted and taken out of India.
The way she writes the book made me feel as if all children in India are unlucky, adopted or not, and she had a great fortune because she was taken to Barcelona. It is the typical western mentality. Sorry for generalizing, I know not everybody thinks like that.
Asha probably never meant for the book come across that way and she probably does not even realize it. But anyway, I just thought I should mention it. I am not really sure if I want to recommend this book. The first half was pretty slow but the second part was really good. I think children who are adopted will be able to relate to this book really well. When I read the Amazon reviews I feel as if I should have loved this book. A true adoption love story. In Asha was adopted from an orphanage in Mumbai at the age of 7 by a Catalan family in Barcelona. The first section of the book is her memoir of her first visit to India since leaving in She interweaves her descriptions of her internal and external journey with entries from the journal her mother kept prior to and for the month after her arrival in Spain.
This tells the story of adoption as it is, potent in the depths of love shared by this family. The book A true adoption love story. The book was a bestseller in Spain and in Asha returned to India with a film crew to make a documentary. The second section of the book describes the amazing almost fairy-tale discovery of a sister and a large extended family who are overjoyed to see her and grateful that she has had a terrific life unburdened by poverty. Asha is candid about her positive and negative feelings and as as adoptive parent I was grateful for that honesty.
She is an advocate for adoption in Spain and I hope she writes many books more. I read the book in Spanish as part of my sporadic efforts to maintain my vocabulary but I'm sure it is available in translation.. I thoroughly enjoyed Asha Miro's novel. Her journey and discoveries made for a page turning book that I was unable to put down!
This is a book for all Adopted children, those who have adopted, and for those who one day would like to adopt, as well as for those just looking for a very interesting and well written story! This is a book about trying to find out about oneself, and Asha Miro is the young woman who is trying to piece together her fragmented past, from her life in India until she was si I thoroughly enjoyed Asha Miro's novel. This is a book about trying to find out about oneself, and Asha Miro is the young woman who is trying to piece together her fragmented past, from her life in India until she was six until the day she returned to India from Spain, in the hope of finding out more about her adoption, her birth family and why they had given her up.
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A wonderful book that is far from being sentimental, Asha has no illusions about her life, she is European and cannot give up the trappings of her westernised life but she promises herself she will not forget where she has come from and I would like to think that she keeps that promise, not just for herself but for the faily who lost her and then found her again after so many years.
A touching story; in her journey back, Asha has not only discovered her past but has also discovered India.
I can only imagine how hard it must have been for her to accept everything. In her quest to find her family she has raised some excellent questions and learnt some important aspects of life in her country of birth.
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Perplexity and impotence makes you want to turn the whole thing upside down, but effective help can come only with a profound understanding of the culture, traditions and spirituality that motivates people. And I can only assume that the book in its original language must be a great read.
Dec 08, Victoria rated it liked it Shelves: books-i-ve-read. Asha was raised in Barcelona, but she originally was born in India. This book gives two parts: The first is Asha's journey of learning about her adoptive parents' journey in adopting her and what love they showed her and her sister they also adopted named Fatima.
She takes a journey back to India while reading her adoptive mother's journal written specifically for her throughout her life. The second half of the book is about meeting Asha's actual blood relatives and the journey she took in findin Asha was raised in Barcelona, but she originally was born in India. The second half of the book is about meeting Asha's actual blood relatives and the journey she took in finding them. She learns about her parents and siblings in a great way, forming new bonds with those who once cared for her but lost touch with her.
It was a good story. If you are interested in adopting children or were adopted, this is a good book. If you want to read about life in India in general, this also is a good book, though it doesn't dwell on it, but you can learn about how people might be like there. It was a good book. This book is the story of an adoption.
The narrator speaks about how she, after being born and having lived in Mumbai till the age of six, was adopted by a couple from Barcelona in the 70s. She talks about the details of how she became adopted, and uses fragments of her adoptive mother's diary at the time before and right after the adoption took place to reconstruct the mood and the details of the experience for all the members of the family.
This narration alternates also with the narrator's fir This book is the story of an adoption. This narration alternates also with the narrator's first trip to India in search of her roots, when she is in her late 20s, and how she finds out about her origins and her first years there. Very moving book, though told in a simple, straightforward manner.
Made me interested in reading Asha's following book, in which she talks about the experience of finding her biological sister. Aug 04, Ashlee Nelson rated it really liked it. This book is in between a 4 and a 5. I really didn't know which one to give it, so I just settled on 4. This story was inspiring, intriguing, emotional, and interesting. What Asha Miro did was an amazing thing and created an amazing story.
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Asha went back to India to find her past and to answer many questions about how and why she was put into an orphanage to later be adopted. This book was very easy to read and the only criticism I have is that I wish she had stuck more diary entries from her mo This book is in between a 4 and a 5. This book was very easy to read and the only criticism I have is that I wish she had stuck more diary entries from her mother in the latter part of the book.
I absolutely love this memoir and even though I am not adopted it makes me want to find out more about the parts of my family that I know only vaguely and it also makes me want to visit India. I highly recommend this book! In theory this sounded like it was going to be a great memoir The book follows her 2 journeys back to India to find her roots and relatives. The book does have some excellent descriptions of life in India, which I really liked, however the story just wasn't as compelling and moving as I expected it would be. It was nice enough and interesting enough, but the writing style just didn't draw me in.
Perhaps it's In theory this sounded like it was going to be a great memoir Perhaps it's more of a compelling read to anyone who has adopted a child, or has been adopted themself - however to me having experienced neither, it didn't evoke very much emotion in me at all.
It was a nice enough story, but I'm sure there are far better adoption stories out there than this one.