Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice

The life of Kharika Devkota raised as a five year old bride in rural Nepal. ‘Determined to shelter my baby from Ketu’s anger I carried her down to the temple. I placed her on the temple forecourt. Kneeling behind her I prayed to the goddess Bhagwati to bring me sons so that the violence and anger of my husband could end. I picked flowers and berries to offer the goddess; I didn’t have rupees to give her.’ As a five year old child in rural Nepal Kharika Devkota struggles to come to terms with her arranged marriage. She confronts poverty illiteracy and a society that fails to recognise her most basic human rights; yet by ninety years of age she has become a successful landowner a micro-lender and a beloved great-grandmother. Based on a true story this book provides a rare insight into the exceptional courage and determination of this woman.

Five Sons, 9780473403911, Nepal, Sharyn Steel, Zoe Dryden, Kharika Devkota


Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice - Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice, 9780473403911
Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice, 9780473403911
Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice
The life of Kharika Devkota, raised as a five year old bride in rural Nepal.
‘Determined to shelter my baby from Ketu’s anger, I carried her down to the temple. I placed her on the temple forecourt. Kneeling behind her, I prayed to the goddess Bhagwati to bring me sons so that the violence and anger of my husband could end. I picked flowers and berries to offer the goddess; I didn’t have rupees to give her.’
As a five year old child in rural Nepal, Kharika Devkota struggles to come to terms with her arranged marriage. She confronts poverty, illiteracy and a society that fails to recognise her most basic human rights; yet by ninety years of age she has become a successful landowner, a micro-lender and a beloved great-grandmother.
Based on a true story, this book provides a rare insight into the exceptional courage and determination of this woman.
  • ISBN: 9780473403911
  • Published: September 2017
  • Pages: 358
  • Dimensions: 230x150mm
Soft cover Soft cover
NZ$ 34.99



Used expressions:Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice Five Sons, 9780473403911, Nepal, Sharyn Steel, Zoe Dryden, Kharika Devkota,The life of Kharika Devkota raised as a five year old bride in rural Nepal. ‘Determined to shelter my baby from Ketu’s anger I carried her down to the temple. I placed her on the temple forecourt. Kneeling behind her I prayed to the goddess Bhagwati to bring me sons so that the violence and anger of my husband could end. I picked flowers and berries to offer the goddess; I didn’t have rupees to give her.’ As a five year old child in rural Nepal Kharika Devkota struggles to come to terms with her arranged marriage. She confronts poverty illiteracy and a society that fails to recognise her most basic human rights; yet by ninety years of age she has become a successful landowner a micro-lender and a beloved great-grandmother. Based on a true story this book provides a rare insight into the exceptional courage and determination of this woman.

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