ISBN 9788186939550,Anurima



Rani Dharker



Roli Books Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788186939550

ISBN-10 8186939555


Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)

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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.? 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. About the Author Rani Dharker?s first novel The Virgin Syndrome was ecstatically received and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. It was also on best-seller lists. She has a Ph.D in English Literature and was a professor of English at M.S. University of Baroda, where she was the leading light in its Shakespeare Society, directing (plays like Girish Karnad?s Nagamandala) and acting (in plays like Tennessee Williams? A Streetcar Named Desire as Blanche Du Bois). Her column, The D(h)arker Side, had a wide readership in The Times of India?s Baroda Times. She lives in a large house in Baroda with one sister and three dogs.

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