I remember my own baby pictures where a large black dot figured prominently on my temple. Mom explained to me once that the black mark was the best way to protect a child against God's eyes.-- The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani. The narrator is Jaya, a New York journalist traveling to India to recover after miscarriages and divorce. While there, she learns the story of her grandmother, a school teacher in the 1930s, during the British occupation.
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