Taylor Nelson


Dependable, Intermediate, Young Adult, Gloria Whelan, India, Great Britain, Independence, Gandhi

Document Type

Book Review


Rosalind feels like she lives in two Indias: British India, the one her strict father upholds as a major in the British Indian army, and the India of her homeland, where the streets are full of poverty and followers of Gandhi surround her. As time goes on and her two worlds clash more and more, Rosalind finds herself sympathizing with Gandhi’s cause. When the Prince of Wales makes a state visit to Calcutta, India, Rosalind recognizes her chance to help the prince see the injustice she witnesses daily. But Rosalind doesn’t know if she’ll have the courage of her convictions when it comes down to it—to stand firm in her beliefs, or hold fast to the comfort of the life she has always known.