Synopsis

Child of the Divide

Child of the Divide $14.99

Sudha Bhuchar

Published by Methuen

3 Male 2 Female

An emotionally charged story of love and loss set during India's partition

When his fingers slip away from his father's hand, one boy's destiny changes forever

In the chaos of border crossing between India and the newly formed Pakistan, a small boy called Pali suddenly finds himself lost and alone

Taken in to a Muslim family he is given a new name, and a new faith Islam

In his changed world, he learns to find love and forge friendships in the most unexpected of places

Seven years later fate reunites him with his Hindu roots

He must decide if he is the boy he was born

The boy he has been brought up to be

Or simply a Child of the Divide

Suitable for both adults and children, this is a gripping and vitally relevant story of love and loss, friendship and belonging

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"It really was one of the best plays I've ever seen The play taught me how important family is. It also taught me that everyone matters" ~ Year 4 pupil, The Priory School, London

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