Voices in the Valley


  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-1966-7
  2. Pages: 200 pages
  3. Date: May 2012


Against the backdrop of a politically turbulent Assam, a young girl named Millie
is determined to make her voice heard. She spends her childhood in a rural set-up
with seven sisters, three anxious matriarchs and a resigned father—this is what
her small world is all about.
Born in a family of priests, she struggles with orthodoxy and convention, and
goes on to become a student leader—something which only foreshadows the
bigger role she is destined to play. A flawed horoscope delays her marriage, but
hastens her emancipation. Her tryst with romance is overwhelming, and sweeps
her off her feet, but…
Ethnic clashes, militant activities, violent elections disturb the countryside,
otherwise home to several tribal communities, lush tea gardens, exotic orchids,
sundry birds, one-horned rhinos and much more.


Suravi Sharma Kumar is a doctor by profession but has always been fascinated
by the world of literature. What inspired her to write this book was the fact that
most of ‘mainland’ India is still unfamiliar with the country’s Northeast and is
unaware of its innate beauty. This is her first book and is based on her research
and experiences in the valley

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