New Novels Captures Incredible Immigrant East-West Story

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Bhanmatee Sita Gobin charts incredible journey of ‘The Bride from Bombay’

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Bhanmatee Sita Gobin, author of the captivating historical memoir “Bombay Kay Dulahin,” returns to the world of literature with the release of “The Bride from Bombay” (published by Xlibris). In her latest novel, she seamlessly blends fact with fiction to recreate the struggles and triumphs of a woman, Sumintra, caught in the staggering rush of the Indian Diaspora.

“The Bride from Bombay” unfolds during the turn of the 19th century, a time when a widespread migration swept across India. At the center of it all is Sumintra, a woman modeled after the author’s own mother, who grows up with her immigrant East Indian parents in the emerging cosmopolitan society of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.

At 16 years old, Sumintra finds herself forced into an arranged marriage with little more than a first grade education and an unquenchable dream of a better life. The author’s story charts the heroine’s remarkable journey – one that not only changes her life but challenges the gender and social norms of the era. It vividly describes the immigrant experience and the struggles of men and women grappling with their sense of identity in an unknown and unfamiliar land where the terrain was dangerous and the landscape precipitous.

Deeply moving, insightful and beautifully told, “The Bride from Bombay” is an unforgettable tale of a golden era. It takes us on a journey of ancient traditions, family ties and the endurance of human resilience and spirit and what happens when these forces are tested.

“The Bride from Bombay”
By Bhanmatee Sita Gobin
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781503573925
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781503573932
E-Book | 164 pages | ISBN 9781503573949
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bhanmatee Sita Gobin was born in an idyllic village on the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. She belongs to a selected generation of university-educated East Indian women whose forefathers migrated from the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to the Caribbean as part of the Indian Diaspora. She is an educator by training and has dedicated and devoted her life to teaching and inspiring minds. She is one of the few modern-day authorities on the authentic East Indian experience in Trinidad and the West Indies through language, arts, music and cultural traditions. She has lived in the United States for the past 30 years where she continues her career as an educator and motivational speaker.

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