India Treasures: An Epic Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India Through the Ages by Gary WorthingtonIndia Treasures is a monumental work of fiction covering the sweep of Indian history. A search through palaces and a maze-like fortress for a Maharajas legendary hidden treasure weaves together stories of danger and romance, and of spiritual and artistic triumphs. The book portrays key historical persons and events in the nations religious, cultural, and political evolution.
Readers will experience meeting the Buddha; being lost in the Great Indian Desert with a caravan merchant; riding an elephant into battle with the famous Emperor Ashoka; painting a celebrated mural masterpiece with a medieval artist; joining a lovely princess as she defies her powerful father for the enemy king whom she loves; transcending lifes trials as a disciple of a great Sufi saint; sharing the perils of a noble Muslim family targeted by a hostile Sultan; and matching wits with the mighty Mughal Emperor Akbar.
The novellas are linked by the treasure hunt through the immense fortress of Mangarh by government tax raiders during Prime Minister Indira Gandhis suspension of civil liberties in the mid-1970s. Vijay Singh, the capable and conscientious leader of the searchers, battles a corrupt political boss who imprisons the Maharaja of Mangarh and preys on the lovely princess Kaushalya. Vijay fears that in Mangarh his secret may be exposed: he claims to be of the high Rajput caste, but in fact he is an Untouchable from a nearby village.
Included in the book are a Reading Group Discussion Guide and an extensive Glossary.
The sequel, India Fortunes, which depicts major historical characters and events from the 1600s through the 20th century, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2002.
Where it is often misused for bare is when it is used as a verb. He was bearing a tray of brimming glasses. Steamboats bear the travellers home. The walls cannot bear the weight of a stone vault. He bared his chest to show his scar. She grinned, baring an impressive row of teeth. The verb bear can also be used of figurative carrying and supporting, commonly in relation to bearing a name i.
It bears repeating that the English language is full of odd sayings. His mom is, too. Perhaps this image of bears will help it stick in your mind:. Pete got out. Who was left?
Bare means naked, but to bear is to carry something. A bear is also a brown furry animal, but most people keep that one straight. It's getting down to the bare bones. Bare-knuckled or barehanded means the gloves are off. Don't walk on glass in bare feet, and don't bare your soul to a con artist. New York Times.
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