Daughter of the Ganges by Asha Miro
A Memoir

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A moving and emotional story about one girl's adoption

While growing up in an Indian orphanage, Asha Miró dreamed of someday being adopted. Her wish finally came true, but only at the misfortune of another. When Asha was six, a Catalan family was in the process of adopting twins but one of the children suddenly fell ill and died. This twist of fate led the family to adopt Asha instead. Leaving a life of poverty behind, Asha was given a second chance.

Twenty-one years later, Asha takes a heart-wrenching trip back to India to uncover her native roots. Full of unexpected encounters, this adventure informs and touches Asha beyond her expectations. She visits her old orphanage, speaks with her former caretakers, explores the land that she might not have ever left, and comes to form a more solid identity. Yet one trip is not enough. Eight years later she returns. This time she journeys to the small rural village where she was born. As well as uncovering the details behind her adoption, she finds the only living member of her immediate Indian family: a sister she never knew she had.

About Asha Miro

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Asha Miro has been living in Barcelona since 1974. Formerly a music teacher, she now collaborates on several cultural television programs and actively supports adoption organizations throughout Spain. Already a bestseller in Europe, "Daughter of the Ganges" has also inspired a documentary and a major European cartoon series with seven-year-old Asha as its protagonist. Please visit the author's website at www.asha-miro.com.
Published June 20, 2006 by Atria Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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This memoir is an assemblage of two books chronicling Miró's first trips back to her native land of India since being adopted in Barcelona at the age of six in 1974.

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