Dilkhush returns to the hometown where a gas disaster killed thousands, including her daughter. Those in charge at the time are back. She is sent there to give and get forgiveness, but vengeance surfaces. From the moment she gets off the bus, the past rushes in, and a mysterious chain of events unravels. Allies emerge, including a wise old owl, a master of bargains, a disaster entrepreneur, and an enigmatic supporter. But a powerful nemesis also appears.
Dilkhush scours the depths of her soul for answers. How is she to know the present would rush at her with startling revelations and brutal secrets? Yet, these could also liberate her for a rebirth.
Lifewalla is an unforgettable portrait of loss and pain. It is a deeply moving story of the humanity that could be experienced in a family of strangers. A story of the instinct to grapple for a child’s survival, with indestructible hope.
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NET PROCEEDS FROM THE UK EDITION OF LIFEWALLA SUPPORT FREE CLINICS
In thanks for donations, a Limited Edition of the Advance Reader e-Copy of Lifewalla was made available for downloading from this site. This edition included a page of special thanks from the Author and the Bhopal Medical Appeal (BMA). It was an Advance copy, so final draft changes were made after that. Therefore, the final e-Edition of the novel will also be sent to these generous donors. Net proceeds from the The UK edition of the print copy will also go to the clinics.
Much help has been contributed by wellwishers to enable 100% of the Advance e-copy donations and 100% of net proceeds of the UK print edition to go to the Bhopal clinics via BMA, a UK-based charity. BMA supports free treatements at the Sambhavna and Chingari clinics for survivors of the Gas Disaster and their children, many who suffer from birth defects. The clinics strive to also help those who experience continued environmental toxicity.
'As an example of a holistic, environmentally-sound, community-focused and patient-centred approach to healthcare, the Sambhavna Clinic is way ahead of anything I have ever visited or worked in, anywhere in the world.'
- Dr John Hurst, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, UCL Medical School / Royal Free Hampstead NHS, London
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The Author has also created original artwork for the 30th year of the
Bhopal Gas Disaster,