About the book:
Legendary courtesan Amrapali’s life story is enigmatic and extraordinary as her beauty and grace. Found abandoned under a mango tree as an infant, twists and turns of fate led her to become the Nagarvadhu, 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 explores Amrapali’s eventful life as the Nagarvadhu. He describes in thrilling detail the war between Vaishali and Magadh, in which Amrapali played a crucial role; traces her love affair with Bimbisara, the Emperor of Magadh, and the birth of their son Vimal Kondanna; reveals the royal intrigue and conspiracies that led to Amrapali’s tribulations; and finally explains how Amrapalu found the solace and happiness she so desired.
About the book:
Where The Rainbow Ends is a work of contemporary fiction based around four principal characters. In the words of Ken Ghosh, acclaimed Bollywood Director, “A refreshingly poignant plot that keeps its readers engrossed till the very end.”
Back cover blurb:
Even the most artistic of imaginings can sometimes seem callow in the face of truth. That which appears may not be and that which lies hidden might just be the stark, naked face of reality.
Rahul had everything going his way – a soaring career, a happy family and all else a man his age could yearn for. And then suddenly his life began to crumble all around him, disintegrating element after precious element, leaving him to watch in helpless horror.
Where had he gone wrong? Was there still hope for redemption, even a solitary ray that he could cling on to?
Avantika, a pretty, vivacious girl who had come into Rahul’s life by pure accident, literally, has suddenly gone missing. Just like that, without as much as a trace.
Where is Avantika? Will Rahul be able to find her? Is it her own past that has come back to consume her or is it something even more vicious and sinister?
Shalini, Rahul’s first love and a girl accustomed to leading life on her own terms. Hailing from a family that exerts considerable influence in the galleries of politics and power, she certainly has the wherewithal to impact a lot of things. Even lives.
Is Shalini fostering a grudge that could displace not one but many lives? Could she be the one behind Avantika’s mysterious disappearance?
About the book:
What happens when a small-town girl is left to fend for herself amidst the glitter and glamour of a big city?
As the name suggests, Of tattoos and taboos! is a story of drunken binges, forged and severed bonds, flights of fantasy and a set of bizarre happenings, which, for some, would suitably qualify as being social taboos.
It is a story of transition – of Sejal Patel, an innocent impressionable girl into Sherlyn Ahuja, an archetypal image of a contemporary Indian girl: pretty, sophisticated and fiercely independent. It is a story of conflicts – between the values and stiff moral fabric of a small town and the flexible and malleable ethicality of a metropolis.
Of tattoos and taboos offers you a rollercoaster ride into a world of salacious liaisons, agonizing heartbreaks and indeterminate motives – a world that could very well be the one that you live in.