A Long Way Home

by

Saroo Brierley

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Saroo Brierley Character Analysis

The author and narrator of the book, Saroo was born “Sheru” in the central Indian town of Khandwa. He admires his mother Kamla, and his older brothers Guddu and Kallu. When he’s about four, he becomes responsible for his baby sister, Shekila. Though his family lives in extreme poverty and Saroo is often hungry, he learns to thrive: he develops street smarts and steals often. When Saroo is five, he mistakenly boards a train and finds himself transported to the bustling and dangerous city of Calcutta. Saroo lives on the street for several weeks, but eventually a teenager takes him to the police. The authorities try to help, but they cannot figure out where Saroo is from, and he’s eventually put up for adoption. Mum and Dad adopt him, and he arrives in Tasmania when he’s five years old. Saroo adjusts to life in Australia relatively quickly, though he runs through his memories of India nightly. He completes a degree in hospitality, but his time at college is most effective in reconnecting him with his Indian roots. With the help of exchange students, Saroo begins using Google Earth to follow Indian train lines and search for his hometown. This search continues for five years, during which time Saroo returns to live in Hobart and starts dating a woman named Lisa. Finally, in 2011, he finds his hometown. He worries about telling his parents, as he wants them to understand that he absolutely thinks of them as his real parents. Saroo returns to Khandwa and finds Kamla, Shekila, and Kallu relatively quickly. He learns that Guddu died when he disappeared, and struggles deeply with his loss. After finding his family, Saroo feels as though he is able to fit together pieces of his identity and better understand both his roots and how he became lost in the first place. After this, Saroo begins supporting ISSA, the agency that facilitated his adoption, and begins the process of buying Kamla a new home. He feels as though he has a responsibility to tell his story in case it inspires others.

Saroo Brierley Quotes in A Long Way Home

The A Long Way Home quotes below are all either spoken by Saroo Brierley or refer to Saroo Brierley. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of A Long Way Home published in 2013.
1. Remembering Quotes

"Me begot!" Later she found out I was upset that I had forgotten the way to the school near my Indian home, where I used to watch the students. We agreed that it probably didn't matter anymore. But deep down, it mattered to me. My memories were all I had of my past, and privately I thought about them over and over, trying to ensure that I didn't "beget."

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley
Page Number: 8
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Mum and Dad were very affectionate, right from the start, always giving me lots of cuddles and making me feel safe, secure, loved, and, above all, wanted. That meant a lot to a child who'd been lost and had experienced what it was like for no one to care about him.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Dad / John Brierley
Page Number: 9
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2. Getting Lost Quotes

This episode stayed with me as an example of my mother's courage in turning to face down her pursuers, and also of the vulnerability of the poor in India. Really, it was just luck that the crowds backed off.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Kamla, Saroo’s Birth Father
Page Number: 20
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Hunger limits you because you are constantly thinking about getting food, keeping the food if you do get your hands on some, and not knowing when you are going to eat next. It's a vicious cycle...Not having enough to eat paralyzes you and keeps you living hour by hour instead of thinking about what you would like to accomplish...Hunger and poverty steal your childhood and take away your innocence and sense of security.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker)
Page Number: 25
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Once, a porter appeared to understand that I was lost, but when I couldn't immediately make myself understood, he made it clear I wasn't to bother him anymore. The world of adults was closed to me, so I continued to try to solve my problem by myself.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker)
Page Number: 57
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4. Salvation Quotes

Of course, I can't be sure what the railway worker's friend had planned or what happened to the children who were grabbed from the station that night I slept nearby, but I feel pretty certain that they faced greater horrors than I ever did.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), The Railway Worker, The Friend
Page Number: 86
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I told them what I could. They recorded my answers on their many forms and documents. "Ginestlay" meant nothing to them. I struggled to remember the name of the place where I'd boarded the train, but could only say that my brothers called it something like "Burampourr..."

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker)
Page Number: 88
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The types of people who had tried to capture me when I was on the streets clearly didn't let walls and gates stop them...I know now that few are taken off the streets, and many of those who are have a lot of suffering ahead of them.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), The Railway Worker, The Friend
Page Number: 91
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5. A New Life Quotes

Apparently, in the end, the delight I took in having abundant food close at hand overcame most matters of taste or culture.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley
Page Number: 109
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I was keen on the idea of having a sibling. In fact, it seemed that the person I missed most from India was my sister. "What do you want for Christmas?" my mum would ask me every year. "I want Shekila back," I often said.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley (speaker), Mantosh, Shekila
Page Number: 115
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What happened to Mantosh exposed the harm that the bureaucratic adoption system can inflict. When I learned about his past, later on, I couldn't stop thinking about the nights I'd spent in the Liluah juvenile home, and how easily I could've experienced trauma similar to what Mantosh had experienced.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mantosh
Page Number: 118
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6. My Mum's Journey Quotes

Because of all she'd been through growing up, Mum had decided that there was nothing sacrosanct about families formed only by birth parents.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Josef, Julie
Page Number: 130
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Mum was delighted when the word came through but also calm: somewhere inside her, she'd always felt that the vision she'd had at the age of twelve had meant it was her destiny to have an adopted child by her side.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Dad / John Brierley
Page Number: 134
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She is an advocate of replacing Australia's various state laws on intercountry adoption with a simplified federal law. She's critical of governments making it too difficult to adopt and feels that if it was a little easier, maybe more families would do it.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Dad / John Brierley
Page Number: 134
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7. Growing Up Quotes

It was completely different describing my time in the train station to people who knew it as Kolkata's massive Howrah Station, and the river next to it as the Hooghly River.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Amreen
Page Number: 143
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9. Finding Home Quotes

...Khandwa Railway Station.

The name meant nothing to me.

My stomach knotted. How could this be?

Things had looked so right all the way from Burhanpur, which had to be the "B" town I had tried to remember. But if the bridge and the river were correct, where was "Ginestlay"?

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker)
Page Number: 175
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Mum had such a dedicated belief in adoption and the authentic family that adoption created. I was worried about how my news would affect her, and I wanted to reassure her that of course they would always be my parents.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Dad / John Brierley
Page Number: 178
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10. Meeting My Mother Quotes

Even at this first meeting, she told me she was grateful to my parents who had raised me in Australia, and that they had the right to call me their son because they had raised me from a child and made me the man I was today. Her only concern for me, she said, was that I should have the very best life I could.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Kamla (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Dad / John Brierley
Page Number: 204
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12. Reaching Out Quotes

And even though it was exhausting to go over my story again and again with the media, I thought I had a kind of duty to do it, because it might help people—what had happened to me was remarkable, and might offer hope to others who wanted to find their lost family but thought it impossible.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Kamla
Page Number: 225
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I began to realize that just as my search for my mother had in some ways shaped my life, her faith that I was alive had shaped hers. She couldn't search, but she did the next best thing: she stayed still.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Kamla
Page Number: 231
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13. Returning Quotes

"Who are your family?" he asked next, and I found myself hesitating. "My family lives in Tasmania, but I also have family here, in Khandwa, in Madhya Pradesh," I said at last. That seemed to satisfy him, and I realized that it had also begun to satisfy me.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker)
Page Number: 253
Explanation and Analysis:

But like the teenager who later took me to the police station, he had given me another chance to live. He hadn't profited from his act in any way...and I had never thanked him.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), The Teenager, The Homeless Man
Page Number: 266
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Epilogue Quotes

But my experiences have undoubtedly shaped who I am today, providing me with an unshakable faith in the importance of family—however it is formed—and a belief in the goodness of people and the importance of grasping opportunities as they are presented.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker)
Page Number: 271
Explanation and Analysis:

I am astonished at the miraculous turns in my story—my mum's vision that led her to intercountry adoption, My Indian mother praying and seeing an image of me the day before we were reunited...It is sometimes difficult not to imagine some forces at work that are beyond my understanding.

Related Characters: Saroo Brierley (speaker), Mum / Sue Brierley, Kamla
Page Number: 273
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Saroo Brierley Character Timeline in A Long Way Home

The timeline below shows where the character Saroo Brierley appears in A Long Way Home. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Prologue
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Saroo is in shock—he's standing in front of the house where he grew up in a... (full context)
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The door of the next house down opens, and a young woman comes out. Saroo notes that he looks Indian, but his Western clothes are too new for him to... (full context)
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Saroo understood that it was very likely that this would happen, as poor people often don't... (full context)
1. Remembering
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Saroo grows up in Hobart, Tasmania (an island state of Australia). His Mum puts a map... (full context)
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Mum and Dad aren't sure how Saroo got lost. All anyone knows at first is that Saroo was picked up off the... (full context)
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Often, Saroo, Mum, and Dad visit an Indian couple, Saleen and Jacob. They speak Hindi with Saroo... (full context)
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Saroo has a relatively easy time adjusting. Though he misses Kamla, he knows he has to... (full context)
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Eventually, Saroo begins to speak. He tells Saleen about his family, and a year after his arrival,... (full context)
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Saroo explains that he told Mum and his teacher about the memories he'd held onto since... (full context)
2. Getting Lost
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Saroo vividly remembers caring for his baby sister, Shekila. He's her sole caregiver when Kamla is... (full context)
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Saroo is too young to understand his parents’ separation. His only vivid memory of his birth... (full context)
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Later that same morning, Saroo watches his birth father approach and realizes he’s chasing Kamla. She finally spins around to... (full context)
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After Saroo’s birth father leaves, Kamla moves her children to the Muslim side of town. Saroo remembers... (full context)
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Saroo’s neighborhood is very poor. People either live in communal housing or tiny and dilapidated single-family... (full context)
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...time. Guddu begins working at age ten, and the family survives by begging from neighbors. Saroo occasionally finds crockery left out to be cleaned and picks what food he can off... (full context)
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Because they live in a Muslim neighborhood, Kamla has Saroo circumcised at age three. He never learns exactly why she has this happen, as Kamla... (full context)
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Saroo and his siblings enjoy a more varied diet in the Muslim neighborhood, and they actually... (full context)
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Everyone in Saroo’s family goes out during the day to obtain food or money, and they pool their... (full context)
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One morning, Saroo wakes up hungry and takes his sleeping blanket with him to a tomato field. He... (full context)
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Saroo only sees food being given away once, and he frantically finds a plastic bag in... (full context)
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With Guddu and Kallu spending more time away, Saroo becomes very close to Shekila. Saroo becomes her primary caregiver when he’s around four, and... (full context)
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...at a town a few stops down the train line called “Berampur.” They occasionally take Saroo with them when he’s four or five, and Saroo begs for money in the station.... (full context)
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Saroo is thrilled as he heads off with Guddu on a bike. He’s tired by the... (full context)
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When Saroo wakes, there’s bright sunlight outside. The train is moving, and he can’t see Guddu anywhere.... (full context)
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...a station where hundreds of people swarm on the platform. Someone opens the carriage, and Saroo darts out. He learns only later that he jumped off in Calcutta, one of the... (full context)
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Saroo decides to take the next train from his platform, reasoning that it should head back... (full context)
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As time goes on, Saroo becomes familiar with the huge station. He watches a group of children who also sleep... (full context)
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Finally, Saroo walks down to the riverbank. Vendors shoo him away, and he eventually comes upon some... (full context)
3. Survival
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Saroo walks along the river, which is foul and lined with dead animals and human excrement.... (full context)
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Saroo again finds himself surprised by the river the next day, and the same homeless man... (full context)
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The vendors in the area don’t take pity on any of the orphan children, so Saroo watches people eating and learns which leftovers are safe and best to eat. He soon... (full context)
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Saroo struggles to find a place to sleep each night, and once finds himself under the... (full context)
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Some days, Saroo returns to the railyard. One afternoon, he nearly falls asleep on the track in the... (full context)
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...other workers in a metal shack near the station. Dinner that night seems decadent, and Saroo feels as though these men are saving his life. They allow him to sleep in... (full context)
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Saroo washes dishes that night after dinner and as the men smoke, he bolts as though... (full context)
4. Salvation
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After the experience with the railway worker, Saroo decides to cross the river to avoid running into him. The bridge is crowded with... (full context)
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First, Saroo approaches a little boy about his own age. They play in the street for a... (full context)
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Saroo is perplexed, as Kamla never would’ve thrown a rock. He wonders if this is how... (full context)
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The teenager finally tells Saroo that he’s going to take him someplace to get help. When Saroo sees that they’re... (full context)
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Saroo addresses the reader and explains that he wonders what might’ve happened had he not trusted... (full context)
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The police feed Saroo in the morning and then take him with other children to another building. The adults... (full context)
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Saroo wonders now if the place felt so horrible because most of the children had been... (full context)
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Saroo tries to avoid the bigger boys who hit him, and it’s just by luck that... (full context)
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Saroo is taken to the children’s court in Calcutta, where he’s released into the care of... (full context)
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While other children go to school, Saroo sits at home on the enclosed front porch. He eventually makes friends with a teenage... (full context)
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After a few weeks, Mrs. Sood tells Saroo that since they cannot find Kamla, they’re going to try to find him another family.... (full context)
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Asra and Saroo are given photo albums made by their prospective parents. Saroo is bewitched by the fact... (full context)
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Once Saroo makes his decision, his reservations disappear. One day, Asra, Saroo, and the other children going... (full context)
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The Australian volunteers accompanying the children give them chocolate bars, and Saroo makes his last for the entire journey. He’s fascinated by getting to watch TV and... (full context)
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Saroo explains that he knows now that on the flight from Calcutta to Bombay, he passed... (full context)
5. A New Life
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Saroo lands in Melbourne on the night of September 25, 1987. The volunteers lead the children... (full context)
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Mum scrubs Saroo in the bathtub. Later, they find that he has a heart murmur and an intestinal... (full context)
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The best part of the new house is Saroo’s bedroom, as he’s never had a room to himself. Mum has pinned a map of... (full context)
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Mum teaches Saroo to swim very quickly, and Saroo loves being able to enjoy the outdoors. Mum and... (full context)
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Saroo loves school, though he struggles with the fact that he can’t answer his classmates’ questions... (full context)
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Through ASIAC, Saroo is able to keep in contact with Asra. A year after their adoptions, their families... (full context)
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Saroo loves all his teachers at school and applies himself to academics. When he’s ten, Mum... (full context)
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...gender, and they get a little boy named Mantosh. Mantosh proves loud and disobedient. Like Saroo, he grew up poor in India and arrives at nine years old in Australia with... (full context)
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...and even as an emaciated child he is as strong as an adult. This makes Saroo wary of Mantosh, and he's generally unsettled by the sibling rivalry that grows between them.... (full context)
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Though Mum feels guilty for not being able to give Saroo as much attention now, Saroo is used to being independent. Eventually, Mum and Dad begin... (full context)
6. My Mum's Journey
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Saroo tells the reader that it’s important he explain how his parents came to the choice... (full context)
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...he threatened to kill her. Eventually, she came to live with Mum and Dad when Saroo and Mantosh were young. Josef died when Saroo was twelve, and he never met him. (full context)
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...Mum and Dad didn’t have a preference on age or sex, they received word that Saroo was available within weeks of turning in their application. As soon as Mum saw Saroo’s... (full context)
7. Growing Up
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By the time Saroo begins high school, he feels like any other normal Australian teenager. He still runs through... (full context)
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After finishing school, Saroo begins a three-year accounting program and gets a job in hospitality. He enjoys his job... (full context)
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In Canberra, Saroo soon discovers that there are a number of Indian students at school, many from Kolkata... (full context)
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Because of this, Saroo feels as though his past is more present than it’d been in years, though he... (full context)
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Saroo becomes friends with a girl named Amreen. Her father works for Indian Railways, so he... (full context)
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Saroo also begins to use the internet to search for clues, though the internet of 2007... (full context)
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This is somewhat disheartening; Saroo wonders how much may have changed in the last 20 years since he was there.... (full context)
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Saroo finishes his degree in 2009 and soon moves back to Hobart. He realizes almost immediately... (full context)
8. Resuming the Search
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Though Saroo loves working with Dad, his relationship with his girlfriend sours and they soon break up.... (full context)
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Saroo thinks about the information he has about his hometown: Muslims and Hindus lived together, the... (full context)
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The first time that Saroo zooms in on Howrah Station, he’s shocked that he once walked barefoot there. He chooses... (full context)
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In the first few months, Saroo rules out his international friends’ suggestion that he’s from West Bengal. A few months later,... (full context)
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More than a year after the search began, Saroo has worked through most of his circle. He begins looking further out and eventually, searches... (full context)
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By the end of 2010, Saroo and Lisa get faster internet, and not long after, he begins concentrating on the central... (full context)
9. Finding Home
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On March 31, 2011, Saroo comes home from work and settles in with his laptop. He continues along in the... (full context)
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Saroo follows the tracks from that station until he gets to the next one. It has... (full context)
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The name means nothing to Saroo, so he checks off the landmarks he remembers that this station and the town have.... (full context)
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The next day, Saroo tells Dad that he found his hometown. Dad is skeptical, and Saroo realizes that telling... (full context)
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After dinner, Saroo heads home and searches for Khandwa on Facebook. He discovers a group called “Khandwa: My... (full context)
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The next day, Mum tells Saroo that when she looked at the map they’d drawn when he was a child, it... (full context)
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Finally, Saroo thinks to ask about a suburb in Khandwa that might sound like “Ginestlay.” The heart-stopping... (full context)
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Saroo researches Khandwa for a long time. He discovers that it’s a relatively small city, but... (full context)
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Lisa backs down immediately, but Mum and Dad argue more. Finally, Saroo convinces them that he must go alone. It takes Saroo eleven months to sort through... (full context)
10. Meeting My Mother
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When Saroo lands in Indore on February 11, 2012, he feels like an outsider immediately—he doesn’t speak... (full context)
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Fortunately, Saroo is able to direct the driver to the station by memory. Though it looks a... (full context)
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Saroo retraces the car’s path back to the railway line and then navigates the streets he... (full context)
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Saroo walks back to the Muslim area of the neighborhood, and before he can think, he... (full context)
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Two men walk over to investigate, and Saroo tells one of the men who speaks English his story and again lists his family... (full context)
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Kamla leads Saroo to her house around the corner, muttering with emotion. Saroo can’t say anything. When they... (full context)
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Several people speak English, so Kamla and Saroo can speak to each other. Saroo offers her a brief rundown of his story. She’s... (full context)
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The crowd babbles happily and chaotically around Saroo. He and Kamla meet a woman named Cheryl, who is able to translate for them.... (full context)
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...the standards of Ganesh Talai, it’s also more dilapidated in some ways than the house Saroo lived in. Others tell Saroo that Kamla works as a housecleaner now, and Saroo recognizes... (full context)
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Saroo learns later that Kamla had been annoyed that Guddu took Saroo, but it took her... (full context)
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Saroo also learns about his birth father: he now lives in Bhopal, a few hundred kilometers... (full context)
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Late in the evening, Saroo decides that he needs to go back to the hotel. Kallu takes Saroo on his... (full context)
11. Reconnection
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Kallu picks Saroo up the next morning and takes him back to Kamla’s house. There, Saroo gets to... (full context)
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On the second day of Saroo’s visit, the local media arrive, and then the national media. Saroo tells his story over... (full context)
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Saroo picks up a piece of charcoal and shows it to Shekila, who laughs. Saroo sees... (full context)
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...the family. He cut his schooling short to learn to drive, and the pain of Saroo and Guddu’s losses eventually caused him to move to Burhanpur. Saroo’s reappearance affects him deeply,... (full context)
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Over the next few days, Saroo learns a great deal about his family. He learns that he was born Sheru, which... (full context)
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...of her and the neighborhood was slightly more prosperous. She formally converted to Islam after Saroo disappeared. Saroo begins to consider seeking out his birth father, feeling as though his father... (full context)
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Saroo begins to wonder about the ways that he and everyone else are using the word... (full context)
12. Reaching Out
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When Saroo gets back to Hobart, he calls Asra to share the news. She’s very happy for... (full context)
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Saroo’s story spreads. His family receives a call first from the Hobart newspaper, then other Australian... (full context)
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Saroo regularly video chats with his family in India, though they don’t have a camera so... (full context)
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Shekila and Kallu join Saroo and Kamla, and Kamla makes her children sit in plastic chairs while she sits on... (full context)
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Kamla seems to fear that Saroo is still undernourished, so she feeds him as much as she can. Saroo remembers being... (full context)
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Saroo realizes that Kamla’s faith that he was alive fundamentally shaped her life. She insisted on... (full context)
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Kamla tells Saroo that many families want their daughters to marry Saroo, and he tries to explain again... (full context)
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Kamla also tells Saroo that if he wants to return to India, she’ll work to build him a home... (full context)
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Finally, the subject of Saroo’s birth father comes up. Kallu and Shekila are unforgiving of him, and they also blame... (full context)
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Saroo is very happy to finally get to meet Rochak, the administrator of the “Khandwa: My... (full context)
13. Returning
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Saroo explains that he feels as though he has to do one final thing: take the... (full context)
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Looking at the two routes, Saroo is forced to confront how uncertain his memories of the train are. It’s clear that... (full context)
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Saroo explains that his memories of that night aren’t clear. Sometimes, he has a flicker of... (full context)
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It’s unlikely this was the train Saroo took, as it would’ve only stopped in Burhanpur for two minutes and a conductor would’ve... (full context)
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Saroo watches fireworks in Burhanpur that night, somewhat worried about what reliving his childhood memories might... (full context)
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Saroo catches the eye of a chai seller across the tracks and motions that he’d like... (full context)
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...passengers arrive on the platform in time to catch the late train. A conductor ushers Saroo into the appropriate first-class carriage. Saroo wonders about his memory of the carriage being empty,... (full context)
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Saroo explains that when he was a child, most people traveled by rail. The trains weren’t... (full context)
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Saroo’s train comes to life with the sounds of ringtones, conversation, and vendors selling chai and... (full context)
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Saroo feels at peace lying down in the bumpy train, listening to the Hindi around him.... (full context)
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Late the next morning, the train begins to slow down. Saroo looks at all the tracks snaking out from Howrah Station and realizes that he never... (full context)
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That afternoon, Saroo meets up with a translator and takes a taxi to the ISSA office to visit... (full context)
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Saroo explains that Mrs. Sood has been helping children for 37 years, and has arranged about... (full context)
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Saroo thinks of Mum, who is still very frustrated with how difficult adoption can be, especially... (full context)
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ISSA had photographed Saroo and published the picture in several newspapers, none of which were distributed anywhere near Khandwa.... (full context)
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It also comes to light that ISSA hadn’t known that Saroo spent weeks on Kolkata’s streets. He hadn’t offered any information and likely wouldn’t have been... (full context)
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The building looks like a fortress, and Saroo remembers the massive gates outside. Now, the building is a home for women and girls.... (full context)
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To end his journey, Saroo walks the streets near the Howrah Station. He marvels that he could still smell the... (full context)
Epilogue
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...60 Minutes proposes introducing Kamla and Mum on camera as part of a piece on Saroo’s experiences. Saroo wonders if Mum might feel threatened meeting Kamla, or if Kamla might find... (full context)
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Saroo explains that he does what he can to help Kamla, including paying her rent and... (full context)
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Saroo says that his desires for himself are less clear. He still thinks of himself as... (full context)
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Saroo says that had he not gotten lost, his life would certainly be very different. However,... (full context)
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Saroo thinks back on his process of discovering Khandwa via Google Earth. He realizes he could’ve... (full context)