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The Sleeping Dictionary

Sujata Massey

The term “sleeping dictionary” was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The Sleeping Dictionary is the story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting. This portrait of late Raj India is both a saga and a passionate love story.

The term “sleeping dictionary” was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The Sleeping Dictionary is the story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting. This portrait of late Raj India is both a saga and a passionate love story.
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The term “sleeping dictionary” was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The Sleeping Dictionary is the story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting. This portrait of late Raj India is both a saga and a passionate love story.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sneha Mathan

Length:

16h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:27


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:20


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:50


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:13


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:43


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:12


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:21


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:40


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:56


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:37


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:25


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:46


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:34


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:03


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:24


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:38


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:29


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:25


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:48


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:24


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:22


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:22


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:09


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:53


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:16


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:45


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:53


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:15


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:49


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:14


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:30


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:52


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:25


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:58


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:44


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:49


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:44


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:33


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:05


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:42


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:18


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

02:49


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:01


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:43


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:16


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:26


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:15


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:14


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:20


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:23


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:13


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:35


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:22


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:59


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:08


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:35


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:00


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:13


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:55


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:39


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:42


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:40


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:29


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:10


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:07


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:56


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:23


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:24


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:17


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:33


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:23


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:08


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

02:49


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:11


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

02:07


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:51


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:14


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:05


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:58


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:43


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:33


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:00


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:21


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:30


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:50


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:09


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:42


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:45


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:06


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:45


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:38


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:47


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

00:35