The dramatic second story in the Surya Trilogy by Whitbread award-winning author of Coram Boy. Jamila Gavin, India 1948. "The light has gone out of our world." Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated. In India, chaos and turmoil reign. In England, Jaspal and Marvinder's father is in prison. Jaspal cannot forgive him, and longs to return to his village in the Punjab where he feels he belongs. Marvinder has found friends, her first love, and her gift as a violinist. But how can she ignore her mother's voice calling her back to India? She is torn between two worlds. A story of the search for reconciliation, the sequel to the Wheel of Surya is a beautifully crafted story sets against the backdrop of Indian independence. Few children's books about India can compare to Jamila Gavin's interpretation of the multicultural world we live in.