Kamalini Sengupta Rajmahal

ISBN 13: 9781459619302

Rajmahal

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9781459619302: Rajmahal

Marriages, affairs, suicides, duplicitous relations, second chances, murder, madness, and true love - Rajmahal is a beautifully crafted tale of families brought together in an unusual Bengali house over a century of turbulent changes. Within the walls of this stately home, a melting pot of tenants, alive and dead, new generations struggle to come to grips with the social, economic, and intellectual forces working in India as it moves from the British Raj to independence. Their intertwined fortunes and personal battles become a mirror of the struggle for possession of the country's future.

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About the Author:

Kamalini Sengupta is the author of two novels: A Seasoned Couple and Rajmahal (previously entitled The Top of the Raintree). Trained at the London School of Journalism, she freelances for newspapers and magazines published in India, the UK, and Hong Kong. As the head of The Surya Trust, she films documentaries that aim to correct misconceptions about Indian life.

Review:

"Written in an evocative and thought-provoking style, [Sengupta] compels the reader to turn the pages in a self-discovery of human emotions and depths [that] transcend the barriers of time and space, making it an interesting and stimulating read." The Pioneer Sunday

"A mine of engagingly embroidered stories that leave us replete and delighted." The Sunday Tribune (India)

"[Rajmahal] is witty, vivid, evocative and informed. . . . The writing is sharp and compelling. Finally, it is the quality of the author's intelligence of mind and heart that determines the value of a novel. . . .Sengupta's book is. . . distinct from the recent body of competant Indian fiction in English. . . . Just read it. There is something in it for everybody. And many will love it all." The Book Review (India)

"Written in an evocative and thought-provoking style, [Sengupta] compels the reader to turn the pages in a self-discovery of human emotions and depths [that] transcend the barriers of time and space, making it an interesting and stimulating read." ―The Pioneer Sunday

"A mine of engagingly embroidered stories that leave us replete and delighted." ―The Sunday Tribune (India)

"[Rajmahal] is witty, vivid, evocative and informed. . . . The writing is sharp and compelling. Finally, it is the quality of the author's intelligence―of mind and heart―that determines the value of a novel. . . .Sengupta's book is. . . distinct from the recent body of competant Indian fiction in English. . . . Just read it. There is something in it for everybody. And many will love it all." ―The Book Review (India)

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