Five-year-old Saroo and his elder brother worked as sweepers in local trains to help their struggling mother. One day, the exhausted little boy fell asleep in a train and when he awoke, he was in Calcutta, surrounded by a crowd of unknown faces. Saroo, poor and illiterate, neither knew his last name nor the name of the town he came from. In a single night he had lost his entire family and joined the countless children who had nowhere to call home in the teeming metropolis. Saroo was eventually adopted by an Australian couple and brought up in Tasmania, but he never forgot his mother. Twenty-five years later, with the help of Google Earth he found her again.
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A media sensation when it was reported, this will be the first time Saroo writes about his life, from his childhood in Khandwa, in Madhya Pradesh, to his days on the streets of Calcutta and his ultimate reunion with his mother. Moving and inspiring, this is an unforgettable story.
Two years ago, Saroo Brierly made waves when he located his mother and siblings after 25 years using Google maps. Saroo, had grown up in a small village in Madhya Pradesh and when he was about 5 years old, he had boarded a train to Calcutta accidentally, and got separated from his family.
The poor and illiterate boy didn’t know where he lived and wandered about Calcutta. Eventually he was placed in an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. Growing up in Australia, he remained haunted by his real family. Two decades on he found them. A Long Way Home is his story – told by him in detail for the first time. Its part Oliver twist, part Slum Dog Millionaire with a digital twist. But mostly its extraordinary! Go and grab you copy!! Do remember to share your reviews here...