Rupa & Co
|Number of Pages||280 Pages|
Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
About the book
Legendary courtesan Amrapali's life story is as enigmatic and extraordinary as her beauty and grace.Found abandoned under a mango tree as an infant, the twists and turns of fate led her to become theNagarvadhu, the most sought-after yet morally reviled courtesan of the kingdom of Vaishali.In Birth of the Bastard Prince, the sequel to the riveting The Legend of Amrapali, Anurag Anand exploresAmrapali's eventful life as the Nagarvadhu. He describes in thrilling detail the war between Vaishali andMagadha, in which Amrapali played a crucial role; traces her love affair with Bimbisara, the emperorof Magadha, and the birth of their son Vimala Kondanna; reveals the palace intrigues and conspiraciesthat led to Amrapali's tribulations; and finally explains how Amrapali found the solace and happinessshe so desired.
Weaving together facts with fiction, written with a contemporary flavour, Birth of the Bastard Prince isan enchanting exploration of Amrapali's life as a courtesan and a mother, and her spiritual awakeningin the Buddhist order.
About the author
Anurag Anand is a bestselling author-cum-corporate professional presently residing in the millenniumcity, Gurgaon. He has authored books panning across genres such as self-help, contemporary fictionand historical fiction. Some of his better known titles include The Legend of Amrapali, The Questfor Nothing, Where the Rainbow Ends and of Tattoos and Taboos.