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Summary

How far will a mother go to save her child? 

“I have no use for a baby girl. Get rid of her tonight!” He towered over her as she cringed in fear. 

But Hansa, a 13-year-old child bride in rural India, refuses to remain a victim of the oppressive society where a female child is an unwanted burden. Instead of drowning her baby, Hansa escapes from her village with three-month-old Tara. 

Hansa soon discovers that life as a teenage mother is fraught with danger. But a single lie opens the door to a promising opportunity far from home. 

Just seven years later, Hansa finds herself fighting for Tara’s life once more, this time in an American court, with a woman she calls "Mother". 

Will the lie upon which Hansa built her life defeat its own purpose? How can she succeed when no one believes the truth? 

A story of two mothers, two daughters, and a fight to save a child, Fighting for Tara explores the depth of love and motherhood. 

©2016 Sunanda J. Chatterjee (P)2018 Sunanda J. Chatterjee

Critic reviews

“Poignant, heart-rending, compelling.... A must read.” (Renita D’Silva, best-selling author of The Forgotten Daughter)

“A magnificent tapestry of love, hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.” (Usha Narayanan, best-selling author of Pradyumna: Son of Krishna and Love, Lies and Layoffs

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