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 writes historical fiction about courageous women who overcame discrimination. She also writes a weekly blog with entries relating to history, her travel experiences, and other topics that catch her attention. For more information about Sandra, visit her website www.sandrawagnerwright.com
After Rama told Judith about her idea for a farm, the two women returned to Pune. Judith left for America. Rama continues to think about the farm.She believes God wants her to have it. "How can I raise the money?" she asks her friend Sundrabai. Rama tells Sundrabai she's decided to rely on God to provide it, like he funded the China Inland Mission. But despite what Rama tells her friend, she isn't ready to relinquish her role. God will give her the farm, but she will earn it. She must.
Rama's Labyrinth: A Biographical Novel (Women of Determination and Courage)
Rama hung her head. “I always take an intellectual approach. I read what other people write as much as I read the Bible. Maybe more. In some ways the last book I read was the most shocking. Hudson Taylor started the China Inland Mission. He’s never asked for money. He said he just prays about it, and things work out. I’m thinking about the farm God wants us to have. I’ve decided not to worry about the purchase money. I’m sure the farm will be ours.” Rama twisted her fingers. “Although, I’ll still request funding from America. Judith already knows about it, so I may as well.”