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  • Location: London

A Person is a Prayer

A Person is a Prayer

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A family’s story of migration from Kenya and India to England

  • ISBN: 978-0857305893
  • Genre: Familiy drama, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Bedi and Sushma’s marriage is arranged. When they first meet, they stumble through a faltering conversation about happiness and hope and agree to go in search of these things together. But even after their children Selena, Tara and Rohan are grown up and have their own families, Bedi and Sushma are still searching.

Years later, the siblings attempt to navigate life without their parents. As they travel to the Ganges to unite their father’s ashes with the opaque water, it becomes clear that each of them has inherited the same desire to understand what makes a life happy, the same confusion about this question and the same enduring hope.

Travel Guide


With mentions of India and Kenya, this novel is however firmly rooted in London. Locations are vague but we do get a mention or two of Hounslow and several parks. The flavour of London is here as a big, sprawling city and a city so different to the one the family have left.

Three countries with very different lifestyles and ways of living. Cultural differences and the art of finding a new home are explored with style and deep insights.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: A Person is a Prayer

Destination: India, Kenya, London  Author/Guide:  Ammar Kalia Departure Time: 2000s

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