Love & Death In The Middle Kingdom
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Love & Death in the Middle Kingdom (English) (Paperback) Price: Rs. 130 A sixteenthcentury Vijayanagara courtier, Devadatta is drawn into a strange and intoxicating, even forbidden, friendship with a Persian traveller and a Portuguese trader. In a society driven by caste centred norms and pollution taboos, the stealthy love affair between the courtier and the Persian must lead them inevitably into a horrific doom. Centuries later, the courtiers diary, is discovered quite by chance in the Indian west coast town of Honavar by a student of History, Sharat, who translates the tale from its native tongue to English. Along with his female colleague Nitya, from Delhi University, he sets out on an exciting journey into history through the pages of the diary. What happens thereafter proves to be not only a voyage of self discovery but also an exploration of some of the meanings and lessons in history, in life. About the Author Nalini Rajan is Dean of Studies and Professor, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She has a doctorate in social communication from the Catholic University in Louvin, Belgium. Nalini has travelled widely and held postdoctoral fellowships in the US (New York) and UK (Oxford and Edinburgh). Her first novel The Pangolin's Tale was longlisted for the 2007 Man Asian Literary Prize. Love and Death in the Middle Kingdom is her third work of fiction.
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