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The Mangarh Chronicles - An Epic Novel
The Mangarh Chronicles - An Epic Novel

The Mangarh Chronicles - An Epic Novel

by Gary Worthington

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0143029037 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 591

Binding

Paperback

Gary Worthington

Author: Gary Worthington
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 591
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143029037

Description

An immensely readable tale, minutely researched and told with great imagination. A rich and informative portal into past and present India, this novel is a celebration of the wonder that is India.

The year is 1975, the Emergency is imminent. Vijay Singh of the Indian Revenue Service is dispatched to conduct a raid on the erstwhile Maharaja of Mangarh, a former princely state in Rajasthan, to find the fabled Mangarh treasure. The joy at the responsibility is tempered by fear that his true origins- he is an Untouchable from a nearby village –will be exposed, and his nagging suspicion that he is being used in what is essentially a political vendetta.

Interspersed with this tale of modern India are novellas which encapsulate specific moments in the vast sweep of Indian history. In them we meet such memorable characters as Samudradatta, a merchant of Kashi whose life is transformed by the Buddha’s teachings; Jumuta, emperor Ashoka’s trusted spy and elephant keeper; Guhasena, a painter of the Ajanta caves; Ali, a follower of the Sufi saint sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya; Raja Hamuman of Chittorgarh, who has to face Akbar’s formidable armies; and many others.

An immensely readable tale, minutely researched and told with great imagination, ‘The Mangarh Chronicles, is a celebration of the wonder that is India.

EXCERPT FROM REVIEW:

‘A rich and informative portal into past and present India. Gary Worthington is a delightful storyteller.’
-Traveler’s India

Contents

Preface

The Mangarh Treasure I

Three Peoples

The Mangarh Treasure II

A Merchant of Kashi

The Mangharh Treasure III

Elephant Driver

The Mangharh Treasure IV

The Art of Love

The Mangarh Treasure V

Bride’s Choice

The Mangarh Treasure VI

The Price of Nobility

The Manghrh treasure VII

Saffron Robes

The Mangarh Treasure VIII

Notes

Acknowledgments

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