Books: East-West Child

ELEPHANT HILL (245 pp.)—Robin White —Harper ($3.50).

When Beth Sumner goes to India from the U.S. to stay with her sister, who is married to an American medical missionary, she walks right into an East-West fracas. Beth finds the gate to the mission compound barred by wire and empty oil drums, with Indian pickets waving slogans —MISSIONARIES GO HOME. Her sister and brother-in-law tell the story behind the commotion. Eight years before, they adopted an unwanted, illegitimate Indian infant and raised him as one of their own family. Now the Indian father, a merchant, is demanding him back, and missionaries and merchants...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!