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Saroo Brierly

Biography

Saroo Brierly

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and is currently being adapted into a major feature film. Brierley was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

Saroo Brierly

Books by Saroo Brierly

by Saroo Brierly - Memoir, Nonfiction

At only five years old, Saroo Brierly got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the place he once called home. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously discovered what he was looking for and set off to find his family.