Biographical historical fiction that takes the reader across India during the last decades of the British Raj.
From a girlhood among Hindu shrines to widowhood and Christian conversion, Rama seeks her destiny. Is it only to educate Hindu widows? Or does God have a larger plan in mind?
Rama’s Labyrinth traces the life of Pandita Ramabai, a social reformer who rose above personal adversity to rescue and educate famine victims.
Sandra Wagner-Wright holds the doctoral degree in history and taught women’s and global history at the University of Hawai`i. Rama’s Labyrinth is her first work of historical fiction. When she’s not researching or writing, Sandra enjoys travel, including trips to India, South Africa, and the Galapagos Islands. Sandra particularly likes writing about strong women who make a difference. She lives in Hilo, Hawai`i with her family and writes a weekly blog relating to history, travel, and the idiosyncrasies of life. Check out Sandra’s webpage at www.sandrawagnerwright.com
Thakubai, once the thief with bony fingers, is now part of Rama's life. She's the first child widow Rama helps, but not the last. Blessings come in many forms.
Rama's Labyrinth: A Biographical Novel (Women of Determination and Courage)
Thakubai settled in well. Rama didn’t care for her cooking, but Mano loved her. Rama could write, lecture, and attend meetings without worry. The room was always tidy. It was a good arrangement. Rama thought she’d helped herself as much as Thakubai. Well, perhaps not quite as much. Nevertheless, it was a good arrangement. Perhaps someday she could acquire a bungalow and open a school for child widows. That would be perfect!