Biographical historical fiction that takes the reader across India during the last decades of the British Raj.
From a girlhood among Hindu shrines to widowhood and Christian conversion, Rama seeks her destiny. Is it only to educate Hindu widows? Or does God have a larger plan in mind?
Rama’s Labyrinth traces the life of Pandita Ramabai, a social reformer who rose above personal adversity to rescue and educate famine victims.
Sandra Wagner-Wright holds the doctoral degree in history and taught women’s and global history at the University of Hawai`i. Rama’s Labyrinth is her first work of historical fiction. When she’s not researching or writing, Sandra enjoys travel, including trips to India, South Africa, and the Galapagos Islands. Sandra particularly likes writing about strong women who make a difference. She lives in Hilo, Hawai`i with her family and writes a weekly blog relating to history, travel, and the idiosyncrasies of life. Check out Sandra’s webpage at www.sandrawagnerwright.com
Sound waves bounced in the enclosed space. Rama could hardly think. Her heart pounded. And then she saw him. Lord Krishna playing his flute, just as he had when he was a young man. The image’s staring eyes seemed less interested in his worshippers than music. His cheeks with their circular designs were full of air. Rama couldn’t take her eyes away. Sounds receded. It seemed as if she and Lord Krishna were alone. This must be what happened with the cow herders’ wives she thought before she lost consciousness.