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Mathan, Sneha

Works: 31 works in 233 publications in 2 languages and 4,281 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction  Cricket stories  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3554.I86, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sneha Mathan
Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Antony, famous warrior and legendary lover, expects that he will be Julius Caesar's successor. But when Caesar is murdered, his eighteen-year-old nephew, Octavian, is named as his heir. No one, least of all Antony, expects Octavian to last; but his youth and slight frame conceal a remarkable determination and a sharp strategic mind. Under Octavian's rule, the empire is divided, with Antony responsible for the fabulously rich East. There he meets Cleopatra, who is still mourning Caesar, her lover and the father of her only son. Despite his marriage to Octavian's sister, Antony is fascinated by the Egyptian queen. Drawn together by grief, ambition, passion and politics, they begin a very public love affair, and the tension between Antony and Octavian, already--
The palace of illusions : [a novel] by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel traces the princess Panchaali's life, beginning with her birth in fire and following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom
The story hour : a novel by Thrity N Umrigar( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage. Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn't need a shrink; she needs a friend
The folded earth : [a novel] by Anuradha Roy( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote town in the Himalaya, Maya tries to put behind her a time of great sorrow. By day she teaches in a school and at night she types up drafts of a magnum opus by her landlord, a relic of princely India known to all as Diwan Sahib. Her bond with this eccentric, and her friendship with a peasant girl, Charu, give her the sense that she might be able to forge a new existence away from the devastation of her past. As Maya finds out, no place is remote enough or small enough. The world she has come to love, where people are connected with nature, is endangered by the town's new administration. The impending elections are hijacked by powerful outsiders who divide people and threaten the future of her school. Charu begins to behave strangely, and soon Maya understands that a new boy in the neighbourhood may be responsible
The Taliban Cricket Club : a novel by Timeri Murari( Recording )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist in Afghanistan. She takes care of her ill, widowed mother and her younger brother, but when she is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, their quiet, tenuous way of life is shattered. There, the malevolent minister, Zorak Wahidi, announces that the Taliban has found a new way to pursue the diplomatic respect it has long been denied: cricket. On the world stage of sports, the Taliban will prove they are a fair and just regime. Rukhsana and several other journalists are to report that a tournament will be held to determine who will play for Afghanistan. Anyone can put together a team. Women are forbidden to play. The winners will travel to Pakistan to train, then go on to represent Afghanistan around the world
A teaspoon of earth and sea : a novel by Dina Nayeri( Recording )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Cornish and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in a small fishing village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister Mahtab are fascinated by America. When Saba suddenly finds herself abandoned, alone with her father in Iran, she is certain that her mother and sister have moved to America without her. Bereft, she aches for their company, and for the Western life. All her life she had been taught that "fate is in the blood," which must mean that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. Thus, over the next several years, as Saba falls in and out of love and struggles with the limited possibilities available to her as a woman in Iran, she imagines a simultaneous, parallel life, a Western version, for her sister. But where Saba's story has all the grit and brutality of real life in postrevolutionary Iran, her sister's life--as Saba envisions it--gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of
Miral by Rula Jebreal( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon to be a major motion picture from award-winning director Julian Schnabel, starring Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) Written by the much-admired Italo-Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, Miral is a novel that focuses on remarkable women whose lives unfold in the turbulent political climate along the borders of Israel and Palestine. The story begins with Hind, a woman who sacrifices everything to establish a school for refugee Palestinian girls in East Jerusalem. Years later, Miral arrives at the school after her mother commits suicide. Hind sees that Miral has the potential to change the world peacefully-but Miral is appalled by the injustice that surrounds her and flirts with the notion of armed resistance. Hind desperately works to persuade her to stay the course of education, hard work, and nonviolent resolution-but is she too late?
Arabel's raven by Joan Aiken( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three previously published works about a pet raven named Mortimer, who talks, eats everything in sight, and causes all sorts of trouble
When the moon is low : a novel by Nadia Hashimi( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell comes an unforgettable story of terror, survival, perseverance, and hope that chronicles one extraordinarily brave Afghan woman's odyssey to save her family and find asylum in the West--a tale of a daring escape, a perilous trek across Europe, and the courage and tenacity of one defiant woman. Mahmoud's passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she's ever known. But their happy middle-class world--a life of education, work, and comfort--implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rise to power. Mahmoud, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: she must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister's family in England. With forged papers and help from kind strangers they meet along the way, Fereiba and her children make a dangerous crossing into Iran under cover of darkness. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, Fereiba manages to smuggle them as far as Greece. But in a busy market square, their fate takes a frightening turn when her teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the rest of the family. Faced with an impossible choice, Fereiba pushes on with her daughter and baby, while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network of undocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe's capitals. Fereiba and Saleem struggle to reunite, and ultimately find a place where they can begin to reconstruct their lives
The sleeping dictionary by Sujata Massey( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term 'sleeping dictionary' was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting
The splendor of silence by Indu Sundaresan( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942, Sam Hawthorne, a young U.S. Army captain, arrives in a tiny princely state in Western India. He carries battle wounds and several secrets one of which is a desire to find his brother, Mike who disappeared in India after joining the local struggle for independence form the British. Sam's mission is threatened when he falls in love with Mila, daughter of a local political agent
The feast of roses by Indu Sundaresan( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Emperor Jahangir and Mehrunnisa continues in this lush sequel to, The Twentieth Wife. As Jahangir's final wife and only love, Mehrunnisa soon becomes the most powerful woman in the Mughal Empire, ruling from behind the veil and demonstrating great cunning to get what she wants
The accidental apprentice : a novel by Vikas Swarup( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapna Sinha, an ordinary salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi, is approached by Vinay Mohan Acharya, a billionaire industrialist and one of India's richest men. He offers to make her CEO of his company. There is only one catch--she must pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken--one that will test her character, her courage, and her capabilities. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. At stake is a business empire worth ten billion dollars and the future she has always dreamed of for herself and her family. But are the seven tests real, or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy?
Before we visit the goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spies about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another--a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and loveThe daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover--but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multigenerational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas--an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices
The story of mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of Mankind revolutionized former methods of telling history. It received the first Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Nevertheless, critics and public alike hailed it as a book for all ages. Van Loon recounts history as living news, relating everything in the past to the present. He writes informally, making world history wonderfully alive and exciting. Of this book the author writes, "the entrance of America upon the scene of international politics as the most important actor ... convinced me that proper and reasonable understanding of historical cause and effect was the most important factor in the lives of the rising generation. And so my book treats the entire history of the human race as a single unit. It begins with the dim and hardly understood realm of the earliest past; it can be contained forever."
Gifted : a novel by Nikita Lalwani( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old India-born math prodigy Rumi Vashey becomes the object of her parents' campaign to make her one of the youngest students ever to attend Oxford University, until she rebels against her parents' expectations to seek out friendship and romance
The twentieth wife by Indu Sundaresan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set against the exotic backdrop of the Mughal dynasty of sixteenth-century India chronicles the life and times of Mehrunnisa, an intelligent, ambitious, and beautiful young woman who became one of India's legendary heroines
Silicon gold rush : the next generation of high-tech stars rewrites the rules of business by Karen Southwick( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high-tech industry has given rise to a pioneering group of entrepreneurs and executives. Armed with groundbreaking management approaches, members of this visionary group are changing the way companies are run. Having helped their own organizations survive and thrive, they offer invaluable lessons for executives and managers in all industries
Arabel and Mortimer by Joan Aiken( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three adventures of a little girl, Arabel, and her pet raven, Mortimer
Oleander girl : a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying a sheltered childhood with adoring grandparents but troubled by the silence surrounding her parents' deaths, 17-year-old Korobi is prompted by a love note among her mother's possessions and a fiance's shattering revelation to travel from India to post-September 11 America in search of her true identity
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The palace of illusions : [a novel]
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The palace of illusions : [a novel]MiralArabel's ravenThe splendor of silenceThe feast of rosesThe story of mankindGifted : a novelThe twentieth wife