What if your only dream was forbidden?
“This novel vivifies a unique era and culture as it movingly expresses how love and hope can blossom even under the most dismal of circumstances”- Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In her first novel, Venkatraman paints an intricate and convincing backdrop of a conservative Brahmin home in a time of change.” – Booklist, starred review
“Venkatraman fills an important place in YA historical fiction. The book is well researched, politically balanced, and based on real experiences.” – Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literature