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Vivek KhatriMrs. LimaEng 11130 November 2017Profile on a Memoirist: Saroo Brierley Imagine you are five years old and one thousand miles away from home, lost and frightened. You have no clue what your last name is, your address, nor how to get back home. (CITE). This is what happened to Saroo Brierley, an Indian and Australian businessman, who is known for his famous experience of becoming lost as a young child in Calcutta, as discussed in his novel A Long Way Home. He is remembered as the poor child who was separated from his biological mother and found his way back home after twenty-five years. His perseverance, dedication, and positive attitude displayed from the time he had become lost to his adulthood displays his true character. Saroo lived in a village in Madhya Pradesh, India. His mother struggled to make money to support and feed the family as she had a simple construction job that involved hauling rocks; moreover, she was not even able to send her kids to school. She worked “six days a week from morning until dusk for a handful of rupees—something like a dollar and thirty cents” (Brierley 24). Due to the financial situation, Saroo and his older brothers started begging on the sides of roads and railway stations to get the smallest bit of food and money and even obtained cleaning jobs at the train station. Even as an adult, Saroo vividly remembers this experience as he stated, “We’re always hungry. We were always sort of having to sort of live a day at a time. If I really wanted to sort of find food, the train station is the best place. It wasn’t just myself, there were other beggars and people at the train station too.”( CITATION)The story began when Saroo and his brother Guddu went to another town by train to find work. When the train reached their destination, Guddu told Saroo to wait while he went out to run some errands. Guddu did not return, and Saroo became impatient and began looking for his brother. He boarded an empty train in hopes of finding his brother and eventually fell asleep. “I just wanted to go to sleep. And my brother said, ‘Wait here. I’ll be back.’ I ended up going to sleep on the bench. I’m not too sure whether it was like ten minutes, twenty minutes, an hour, two hours, three hours,” Saroo stated. When he awoke, the train he fell asleep on was travelling across unfamiliar lands. He felt as if he was a prisoner of the train. Saroo’s train eventually stopped at a railway station in Calcutta, “a chaotic city of 14 million people,” and he quickly ran out when someone opened the door to his compartment. He was approximately one thousand miles away from home.For weeks, he walked around the Calcutta railway station. He survived by begging for scraps of food on the streets and rummaging through trash. After days of being homeless in Calcutta, he was found by a worker who gave him with food and took care of Saroo. But Saroo escaped the railway employee when he realized that the worker was not taking care of him for the right reasons. Saroo was eventually found by a girl who lived around the area and she took him to the police station to inform them that she found  him walking around the streets alone. The police took Saroo to a government run organization for abandoned children and he was later transported to the Indian Society for Sponsorship and Adoption. The staff there tried their best to locate his family, but Saroo was just a child and did not know enough for them to  have a good idea of where he came from. He was officially labeled as a lost child, and was eventually adopted by the Brierley family from Australia.As an adult in Australia, Saroo studied business at the Australian International Hotel School. He spent numerous hours over a great period of time conducting searches using the satellite images on the software, Google Earth; moreover, he followed railway lines branching out from the Calcutta railway station. He relied on his vague memories of the station he had become lost at, although he knew little of the name of the station except that it began with the letter B. Late one night in 2011, he came upon a small railway station that closely matched his childhood recollection of where he had become trapped in an empty carriage; the name of this station was Burhanpur, very close to a phonetic spelling of the name he remembered from his childhood ordeal. He followed the satellite images of the railway line north and found the town of Khandwa. He had no recollection of that name, but the town contained recognizable features, such as a fountain near the train tracks where he used to play. He was able to trace a path through the streets to what appeared to be the place where he and his family used to live. Saroo (Talk about why this individual is important and how he showed the ideas of the thesis)           Works Citedhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-lion-movie-saroo-brierley-bill-whitaker-2/https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/24/saroo-brierley-lion-oscars-interviewhttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/saroo-brierley-i-lived-in-a-multicultural-atmosphere-but-never-faced-racism-in-australia/articleshow/57146476.cms(Book)

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