To mark the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster in December 2014, author and BMA supporter, Nina Joshi Ramsey, released a special Limited Edition of the Advance Reader e-Copy of her new novel, ‘Lifewalla’. 100% of the profits from this advance reader went to the Bhopal Medical Appeal with over £1000 being raised to help the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation Clinic in Bhopal!
‘Lifewalla is an unforgettable portrait of loss and pain, and a deeply moving story of the humanity experienced in a family of strangers. It is a heart-wrenching story of unbearable events, and the human instinct to grapple for any means to survive with indestructible hope.’
Haunted by memories of all she has lost, Dilkhush returns to her former hometown where a gas disaster killed thousands, including her daughter and husband. Now those responsible are back and Dilkhush struggles to heed a priest’s warnings to avoid revenge and forgive instead. From the moment she gets off the bus and lets the past in, a mysterious chain of events unravels.
She meets her former landlady, the old owl, and encounters a band of survivors who face life’s struggles together, and try to retain courage and dignity. Just as Dilkhush begins to imagine a different reality for herself, a powerful nemesis emerges from her past, but not before unexpected allies vow to help her. There is Dalya, MBBS, Master of Bribes and Bargain Services, Sick Sikh, the disaster entrepreneur, and Salman, the enigmatic supporter. Yet Dilkhushcannot imagine peace without her daughter. She stops at nothing to scour the depths of her soul for an answer. How is she to know the present would rush at her with startling revelations and unbearable pain, unlocking the darkest of secrets and the brutal truth about her life, yet with the possibility of liberating her for an inspiring rebirth.
Lifewalla is being published by Punked Books. The release is currently scheduled for June 2015.