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    • Climbing the Stairs

    • By: Padma Venkatraman
    • Narrated by: Sumeet Bharati
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    During World War II and the last days of British occupation in India,15 year-old Vidya dreams of attending college. But when her forward-thinking father is beaten senseless by the British police, she is forced to live with her grandfather's large traditional family, where the women live apart from the men and are meant to be married off as soon as possible. Vidya's only refuge becomes her grandfather's upstairs library, which is forbidden to women.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Take on WWII Defiance

    • By FanB14 on 08-17-14

    Regular price: $12.95