My name is Tanya Sharma and I'm from India. Being a Hindu, my ideas about Catholicism, Heaven, Hell and Purgatory are a little vague. A Potrait is a trifle heavy reading anyway without being bogged down by large chunks which are totally outside my scope. I need some information about this. Another thing which I'd like to know about is Joyce's upbringing and the prevelent socio political environment of Ireland at the time discussed in the novel.
Grateful for any help, links to the info, whatever possible. Thanks!