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Manisha Jolie Amin Manisha Jolie Amin i(A69492 works by) (a.k.a. Manisha Amin)
Born: Established:
East Africa, Africa,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1974
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1 Books That Changed Me : Manisha Amin Manisha Jolie Amin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 June 2012; (p. 18)
2 3 y separately published work icon Dancing to the Flute Manisha Jolie Amin , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2012 Z1854721 2012 single work novel

Abandoned as a young child, Kalu, a cheeky street kid, has against all odds carved out a life for himself in rural India. In the quiet village of Hastinapore, Kalu makes friends: Bal, the solitary buffalo boy, and Malti, a gentle servant girl, who, with her mistress, Ganga Ba, has watched out for Kalu from the first day.

'Perched high in the branches of a banyan tree, Kalu chooses a leaf, rolls it tightly and, doing what he's done for as long as he can remember, blows through it. His pure simple notes dance through the air attracting a travelling healer whose interest will change Kalu's life forever, setting him on a path he would never have dreamed possible, testing his self-belief and his friendships.

'With all the energy and colour of India and its people, Dancing to the Flute is a magical, heart-warming story of this community's joys and sorrows, the nature of friendship and the astonishing transformative powers of music.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 y separately published work icon Dancing to the Flute Manisha Jolie Amin , Sydney : 2010 18535734 2010 single work thesis
1 Broken Bangles Manisha Jolie Amin , 2002 single work short story
— Appears in: In a Cool Blue Light 2002; (p. 33-39)