This is the never-before-told story of six intrepid Kentucky nuns, their journey to build a hospital in the poorest state in India, and the Indian nurses whose lives would never be the same. Jyoti Thottam brings to life the hopes, struggles, and accomplishments of these ordinary women — both American and Indian — who succeeded against the odds during the tumult and trauma of the years after World War II and the country’s partition. Pain and loss were everywhere for the women of that time, but the collapse of the old orders provided the women of Nazareth Hospital with an opening — a chance to create for themselves lives that would never have been possible otherwise.
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