Down Memory Lane

Sketches of a Journey

by Nalini Limaye Translated by Vivek Date



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/5/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781480892415
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781480892408

About the Book

Nalini Limaye grew up in Korle, a village located in the coastal Konkan region of India. There was no electricity, tap water, paved roads, or means of transportation. She attended school only through the seventh grade. Most girls in the region were married off at a very young age of early teens. But Limaye’s brothers wanted more out of life for their beautiful sister.

In Down Memory Lane, Limaye narrates her varied experiences, telling stories of everything from her family, to village life and its people, to day-to-day chores, social customs, her move to a larger city, her marriage, her immigration to the United States, and how she adapted to a new country and new culture.

Originally written and published in her mother tongue of Marathi, this English-translated memoir shares the transformation of one Indian village girl, who did not wear shoes until age eighteen, and how she became an American citizen in her seventies.

About the Author

Nalini Limaye, now ninety-two, was born in a small village in India and lived there for the first eighteen years of her life. She is now a US citizen and lives in a nursing home in Princeton, New Jersey.

Vivek Date has worked in Development Banking and public policy advocacy for private sector development in India for 22 years and in the United States and Eastern Europe for 16 years.