Item #10730 Shadows on the Wall. Krishna Nehru.

Shadows on the Wall

New York: The John Day Company, 1948.

Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 5 1/4". vi, 116pp. Book presents nicely with unclipped dust jacket encased in protective archival sleeve. Wear to jacket with foxing, toning, and shallow chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Several small, closed tears to edges of jacket. Bound in blue cloth over boards with spine lettered in silver. Light rubbing to covers and edges of boards. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Faint toning to gutters of endpapers. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

In her autobiography Krishna Nehru told something of her harsh experience in jail. Like her distinguished brother, Jawaharlal Nehru, and all other members of their family, she was imprisoned for her political activity. Now she tells in more detail what life was like in a prison for women, and gives vivid pen-pictures of twelve women she came to know there. Of these, some were "politicals" like herself. But she took the greatest interest in the "criminals," such as Durgi (who poisoned her cruel husband) the drunkard, the prostitute, the matricide, and in the hardened convict wardress. This is a book such as we have not had before from India. And in the microcosm of an Indian prison we see light shed on the life of womankind the world over.(Publisher). Good / good. Item #10730

Price: $20.00

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