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This girl is going to make it to the top with her second novel, ' I said to myself (as I finished Rani Dharker's first novel) . In her, we have a clever, erudite woman who can communicate Indian thought and tradition to the Western world as few living writers of India today.' - Khushwant SinghAŠ Here's Anurima, the second novel Khushwant Singh spoke about. It takes us to Sonapur, once a princely state, now a bustling city, where the lives of three people, very unlike each other, collide in unusual circumstances. There's Royina, young but stubbornly quiet; Krishan, a charismatic young artist. And then there's Elise, a Jew from Austria, who spends her last days reliving memories of Sonapur's lost glory. Memories whose dominant figure is the hauntingly beautiful Princess Anurima. Mesmerising and dream-like, Anurima is also Royina's journey into that past, a journey in which she rediscovers herself.Before disappearing among the trees, it turned its head and looked at me, its long neck shimmering with the most extraordinary blue and green, its headpiece ... The dome was in urgent need of repairs. ... Then there were some extraordinary paintings by Raja Ravi Varma in which the perspectives were completely askew.

Author:Rani Dharker
Publisher:Roli Books Private Limited - 2011-06-01


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