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The Friday 56


Welcome to Week 195!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.




AMAZON

In the 1920's, many Nepalis fled poverty hill and Rana rule to seek work in India. No longer fearing British invasion, the Ranas offered land in Chitwan to slow the exodus and relieve population pressure in the hills. But hill dwellers continued to fear Chitwan. 











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Comments

  1. Hmm, I'm curious; looks interesting.

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  2. This sounds like a pretty heavy topic. I am interested in history, though.

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  3. Sounds like an interesting book. I don't know a lot about this area or its history.

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  4. This sounds really interesting and I think it's great your reading books like these! Nepal is such a fascinating country and I wish I knew more about it! Thanks for hosting :) Have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  5. I just love the cover art on this one and it does sound like a very interesting read. Hope you're enjoying it and have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Lovely cover art. I'm wondering why they fear Chitwan.
    Thanks for hosting Freda and have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Is this a fiction or non-fiction novel? I'm currently reading a fiction story with Indian culture and there is just so much heartache but beauty too; this one reminded me of a recent lesson we studied here at home for history, the Dutch East India Company.

    Sparrow’s BB & Friday 56

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  8. Not my usual kind of read, but it sounds fascinating in many ways. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This sounds like a fascinating book. I'd like to learn more about Nepal and India.
    Thank you for hosting every Friday.

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  10. What an interesting excerpt, thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is definitely a topic I know very little about but I am interested in. I'll have to find out more about this book. Hope you're enjoying it!

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  12. This looks like it could be quite interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

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  13. Sounds interesting and I love the cover!

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