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The Resource Before we visit the goddess, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Before we visit the goddess, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Label
Before we visit the goddess
Title
Before we visit the goddess
Statement of responsibility
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another-- a tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love. The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover-- but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel. The author explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3554.I86
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sneha Mathan, Priya Ayyar, and Vikas Adam
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mathan, Sneha
  • Ayyar, Priya
  • Adam, Vikas
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  • East Indians
  • Families
  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Social classes
  • Houston (Tex.)
  • India
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Before we visit the goddess, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 8 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504718028
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMbuw3
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn936087551
  • (OCoLC)936087551
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Before we visit the goddess, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 8 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504718028
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMbuw3
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn936087551
  • (OCoLC)936087551
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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