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Living on the Edge

Chanchal Jain

Living on the Edge describes the early life of overseas Asians/Indians living in England.

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ISBN : 9781848978560
Published : 30/11/2017
Pages : 366
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers


Chanchal Jain

Born in the Punjab in India with a Post-graduate qualification from the Punjab University, India.

Came to Birmingham, England in 1966 and has lived here ever since.

Gained further teaching qualifications from the University of Birmingham and has worked in a variety of employments before retiring from teaching.

Has served the community in many organizations as a volunteer and as a professional and received an Award for Community Services from Birmingham City Council.

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About Book

Living on the Edge describes the early life of overseas Asians/Indians living in England. It reflects the continuous struggle and conflicts in their lives in the ever-changing society here in the UK.

The novel is written through the eyes of a community worker who works in the inner-city, deprived area, of Birmingham, at a Neighbourhood Centre where ethnic people come to seek advice for basic needs such as - unemployment, housing, health, DHSS, legal, social, personal and language issues.

The majority of the characters are of Asian origin and the novel is set in Birmingham at various locations. The story is fictional, but issues highlighted are real. It has a touch of romance which moves the story forward. Subjects covered include: - pregnancy for a young unmarried Asian girl, abortion, forced marriage, living with a man outside marriage and alcoholism.

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