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Free Goddess of Fire kindle Æ eBook 9780727885500 ´ gwairsoft è [PDF] ✪ Goddess of Fire Author Bharti Kirchner – A remarkable novel of a humble village girl who became one of the most powerful women in IndiaRampore India 1684 About to be burned alive on her late husband’s funerSh East India Company to eventually become founder of the great city then known as Calcutta the first city of the British EmpireA tale of adventure danger hardship and heartbreak excitement and romance this is the enthralling tale of a truly remarkable woman where fiction meets fa I started this book with high hopes and unfortunately they were not met It had interesting promise but the story started to plod along and become jumpy we are in a specific day in one paragraph and then the next paragraph we've moved 4 months I like the historical aspect of it and reading the author's comments at the end I could see where she was trying to go It just got slow and muddled and I ended up wishing it would just end I hate it when a book does that to me

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A remarkable novel of a humble village girl who became one of the most powerful women in IndiaRampore India 1684 About to be burned alive on her late husband’s funeral pyre 17 year old widow Moorti is rescued from a gruesome fate by a passing British merchant Thus begins an extr 35 starsFull ReviewI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewIn 1600s India Moorti has some contentious beliefs starting with how she doesn't think she should be burned on the pyre with her husband Job Charnock an Englishman with the East India Company steps in to rescue her and changes the course of Moorti's life Given a new name Maria she sees it as a rebirth and works to better her life and protect her homeland and people It's a tumultuous time but Maria's inner strength will build bridges create a family and found a city Goddess of Fire is a fictional account of real life characters and events Job Charnock was a real historical figure who worked for the East India Company and is thought to have founded Calcutta now known as Kolkata He was also married to a Hindu widow who he allegedly saved from a funeral pyre and renamed Maria The story's foundation is these truths but changes the known narrative and instead is told from Maria's point of view a view unknown by history The author's artistic license takes the reader on a journey of racism classism redemption and humanity at its best and worst   The day after my husband died my brother in law and his son came to my door They dodged the copper bowl I had thrown at them and dragged me by the wrists to the funeral pyre  We are introduced to our heroine when she is only 17 yrs old; she hasn't left her village and as a conseuence is very naïve about people and the world in general When Job her rescuer renames her Maria it is obvious she has some misgivings about losing her identity especially with Anglicizing her name but goes along with it as she sees it as a chance to better herself; a theme that continues throughout the book There is always a drive and desire in Maria but as she gains age and experience she starts to push and take her feelings about right and wrong seriously It's a humbling look at the innocence and excitement of youth and the greed and cynicism of the real world mashed together The author uses Maria's inexperience to get explanations from secondary characters that really are cleverly described to help the reader but it also clogged the story at times as focusing closer on characters would have been intimate but you do get a broader expansive look at 1600s India  They get so much from here but they treat us like  Job Charnook or as he is referred to mostly in the story Job Shaib is for the most part a non entity until the last 30% in the story Maria's feelings for him are clearly hero worship and they have very few and very far in between interactions their relationship doesn't truly get going until around the 60% mark This story is about Maria growing up navigating the world and trying to create a harmonious relationship between the East India Company and her people Maria forms close relationships with the male kitchen crew she works with and a fellow servant Teema Through these interactions we witness her optimism with working with the English and how the other characters with their life experience try to warn her about how the English really view them Job rescued her and embraces some of her culture but towards the end of the story Maria begins to see that some of her hero worship is

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Goddess of FireAordinary love story and incredible journey as the humble village girl Moorti transforms herself into Maria becoming one of the most powerful women in IndiaStarting a new life as a lowly kitchen maid she relies on her wits and resourcefulness to rise through the ranks of the Briti The stakes and the story are fascinating the rise of a young woman saved from a religiously decreed death to a powerful woman in India on the edge of colonialism Unfortunately the writing is dispassionate and clunky which makes the story slow going I'd be willing to give this author another shot with one of her future novels Her ability to build a story and weave plot is phenomenal