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Waiting for Tansen

Subhadra Sen Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Meet a courtesan in Mughal times posing for a portrait and a nameless monk waiting for a boat by the Ganga in Kashi. Discover Ashoka’s most famous queen, a slave in Aurangzeb’s court and a Rajput princess of a desert kingdom.In this collection of historical stories, travel back in time to the days of our vibrant, colourful past and the fascinating lives of the people. Stories not just about kings, nawabs and begums but also ordinary people who led extraordinary lives-boatmen, temple dancers, miniature painters and a feisty maid.These intricately imagined, sensitively told stories are set in the times of Ashoka, the Mughals and the Cholas. Stories that bring alive those forgotten days of a many-hued land and its amazing people.
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About the author

Subhadra Sen Gupta

Subhadra Sen Gupta is a well-known writer on Indian history and culture. Her books aim to capture the fascinating, vibrant and many hued aspects of the people, places and history of India. Her books include the popular Devalaya: Great Temples of India, Devi Devata: Gods & Goddesses of India, Tirtha: Holy Pilgrim Centres of the Hindus, Chaar Dhaam: A Guide to the Hindu Pilgrimages, Varanasi: A Pilgrimage to Light. And a collection of historical short stories, Waiting for Tansen.

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Bibliographic information

Title Waiting for Tansen
Format Softcover
Date published: 04.07.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129104075
length 200p.