'Your father and I wanted to have the children which nature could not give us, and you were clamouring for the parents you were denied. Now we have come to the end of that page. It is time to turn over and start a new one, as much for you as for us.'
Adopted from an orphanage in India at age six, the only real home Asha Miro knew was in the centre of cosmopolitan Barcelona. But as she grew older Asha's need to learn more about her birthplace and her blood family could not be ignored. Leaving behind all she knew and loved, she set off to India determined to find the missing pieces of her early life. Nothing could prepare Asha for India's assault on her senses and buried memories. But when she revisits the orphanage, the nuns entreat her not to revisit the past, and she soon discovers why.
As a baby Asha had been abandoned not once, but several times, by her father. But her journey into the past eventually leads her to a discovery that makes it all worthwhile - a sister she never knew existed, the only surviving member of her family. Their joyous reunion after more than 30 years of separation changes both their lives forever.
Interspersed with fragments from a diary kept by Asha's adoptive mother, lovingly recording how she adapted to a strange new world, Daughter of the Ganges is a deeply affecting story about the powerful bonds between a mother and daughter, and a timely reminder not to lose sight of what really matters in life.