While the Gods Were Sleeping
A Journey through Love and Rebellion in Nepal
- 2014 INDIES Winner
- Honorable Mention, Autobiography & Memoir (Adult Nonfiction)
Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself.