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April 28, 2011

THE LOTUS QUEEN BY RIKIN KHAMAR

"This is not a story but a legend of a Queen who found courage in the face of absolute adversity, and love in the midst of complete chaos. "
Title : The Lotus Queen
Author : Rikin Khamar
Publisher: Rupa & co.  (2011)


About The Book:
The Lotus Queen - a historical fiction based on fact, set in medieval Rajasthan
1303 AD, Rajasthan, India. Queen Padmini's new life in Chittor, the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, is rudely shattered by the arrival of the Sultan of Delhi who, smitten by her beauty and obsessed with the desire to possess her, lays siege to the fort.

As the Rajputs face total destruction, Padmini knows but one route to freedom and honour. It is a decision that would lead her people to a fate yet unheard of in history. A decision that would affect an entire people and inspire generations to come.

Set against the dramatic landscape of one of Rajasthan’s most famous forts in the 14th century, The Lotus Queen is a modern retelling of the story of one of the most legendary figures in India: Queen Padmini. The book blends fact and fiction and weaves together a tale of love, friendship and courage in the face of extreme adversity. The Lotus Queen brings alive the era by an extensive research on historical facts and represents well, the tumultuous events that led to the destruction of Mewar during that time. 
 
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On The Web: 
Official Website
The Lotus Queen on Bookchums.com

The Lotus Queen featured in the Deccan Chronicle

Review in The Asian Age

Reviewed by Live Mint
An Interview with Dainik Jagran (City Plus)


 
About The Author: 
Rikin Khamar is a London-born Indian author, Rikin Khamar completed his education from London School of Economics and University College of London. Currently based in Dubai with his family, he likes writing short stories and poetry, and photography. This is his first novel and he is currently engaged in writing his second book, 'Fires of Chittor' series.


 

3 comments:

  1. Already ordered for it. Just waiting for the delivery.

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  2. An enjoyable read The Lotus Queen by Rikin Khamar . loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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  3. An enjoyable read The Lotus Queen by Rikin Khamar . loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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