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Author Sharon Maas Title Of marriageable age Date of publication 1999 Type of storyromance Main characters - Savitri the most charismatic character she is very intelligent and has the ability to heal with her hands - David he is a doctor and loves Savitri as she also loves him he would do anything for her - Sarojini she is called Saroj and she is Savitris adopted daughter she too is very intelligent and stubborn - Nataraj He is Davids and Savitris son and has his mothers supernatural ability to heal Interpretation This is a love story but not an ordinary one since it describes the lives of four people who are ralated to one another The plot describes four lives in two decades but these are built up chronologically The action is quite complex since the reader does not know how the different characters are related to one another This turns out step by step and only in the ending one can understand the whole relationship of the characters which are very well drawn However Savitris perspective is presented most strongly because she is maybe the most charismatic charakter and although she dies she is still important for the further happenings in the story Plot The whole story begins in pre-war India which is still an English colony at that time where David and Savitri are born David as the son of a rich English family and Savitri as the daughter of their cook However the children grow up together because Davids mother is for some reason not able to breastfeed the baby so she calls Savitris mother with her baby to live with her and David David and Savitri become the best friends but Savitris brother Mani begins to think that it was just Savitris fault that his mother had to leave him because of these English people But he does not let them know how he is feeling
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