Back at Nava Jeevan, Asra and I were each shown a bewitching little red photograph album that the people offering to become our new families had made. Inside were pictures of them, their houses and other aspects of their lives--I looked through mine with my eyes popping out of my head. The people looked so different from what I was used to--they were white! And everything around them looked shiny, clean and new. Some of the things I'd never seen before, and the staff explained to Asra and me what they were, reading us the English captions. In my book it said: 'This is your father washing our car, in which we will visit many places.' They had a car! 'This is the house that will be our home.' It was very grand, with lots of glass windows, and it looked brand new. The book was even addressed to me: 'Dear Saroo.' The family, I was told, were called Mr and Mrs Brierley.
--Saroo Brierleyshow more