This is my stop during the blog tour for Exiled to Freedom by SGD Singh. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 12 till 25 August. See the tour schedule here.
Exiled to Freedom
By SGD Singh
Genre: Historical Fiction/ Contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
Blurb: Seventeen year old Joti lives a peaceful life on her ancestral farm in Punjab, far from political turmoil, foreign wars, and the struggle for independence. Until the summer of 1947, when her country is suddenly partitioned to create two sovereign nations—Pakistan and India. Punjab erupts into a shattered land of nightmares, torn apart by death and destruction. Before the violence subsides, millions of people will have lost their lives and Joti will find herself amongst the countless refugees fighting to survive one of the greatest tragedies of the modern era. In the summer of 2018, seventeen year old Priya travels from her home in New York City to her great grandmother’s farm in Punjab. Searching for meaning in her materialistic and shallow existence, she becomes determined to uncover the mysteries of the past and heal her family’s wounds, left too long unattended. Priya soon finds herself on an adventure of discovery, learning what it is to love and what it means to know true peace.
You can find Exiled to Freedom on Goodreads
You can buy Exiled to Freedom here on Amazon
What are the top ten places you love to visit and why?
My favorite place is at home in quiet Española, New Mexico, with my wonderful bed within close walking distance and the best little writing room/library a girl could ask for, but I’ll give this a shot!
In no particular order:
The Singapore Night Zoo, for obvious reasons. It’s the best zoo in the world, with the possible exception of Australia Zoo (still on my wish list). Happy animals, and you don’t have to get sunburnt if you’re unfortunately pasty. The food is excellent, the entertainment beyond compare, you can spend all night there and still not get tired of it!
Shinjuku Gyoen National Park in Tokyo, Japan. This place is absolutely breathtaking. Period. It will transport you back in time and heal your soul.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, NY. There is no better place to feel inspired, awed, and unworthy as an artist all at once!
Boston’s Catholic Churches. And they smell fantastic! Who knew myrrh was so wonderful?
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico. I mean, it’s Puerto Rico, for God’s sake! Rain forest, waterfalls, climbing moss-covered little stone steps through gorgeous foliage. It’s a freakin’ paradise!
Bologna, Italy. I mean, c’mon! It’s ITALY! Wandering down tiny deserted alleyways, choosing from your choice of fifty-million restaurants when you get hungry, gorging your eyes on ancient buildings and art that boggle the mind—there’s nothing like it!
Fort Bahadurgarh, Police Commando Training Center, Patiala, Punjab. You have to get permission to check out this ruin of a fort, but it is truly AWESOME! The fort portion is completely deserted, and falling into ruin, but definitely worth seeing—especially if you enjoy a creepy, haunted experience.
Tian Tan Buddha at Ngong Ping, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Peaceful excellence. Especially the training complex and temple. Gorgeousness unmatched.
Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India. Up in the mountains past the cities, away from the crowds and pollution, this green, peaceful town is the place to feel inspired, connected, at one with your soul.
Cemeteries. I like cemeteries. Santa Fé has some beautiful ones to visit. Hong Kong, Boston—I’d love to go to New Orleans someday and see theirs. The older and more deserted, the better.
About the Author:
SiriGuruDev Singh lives in New Mexico and Punjab, India with her husband, two daughters, and various extended relatives and animals. She is the author of the YA urban fantasy trilogy The Infernal Guard and Exiled To Freedom, a YA historical fiction novel about India’s bloody Partition of 1947.
You can find and contact SGD Singh here:
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