The Raja Is Dead

Shivani Singh



Shivani Singh is a lushly over-written family intrigue, set in the corridors of Sirikit palace just before Independence, its air heavy with adjectives and pedigree (the writer is a descendant of the royal family of Madhupur, we are informed). There is decadence, debauchery and imperial whim, concubinage, kinship and primogeniture.

The Raja of Sirikit is dead, and his thirteen-year-old granddaughter is determined to investigate. Prose sample: The Toyota Qualys waddles like a fat-bottomed woman over the bumpy turnoff to the entrance gate... As the motorcar reaches the gate it leaves a chocolate wake of muddy sludge. Discarded polythene bags of many dirty colors lace the road; the virulent filth of the Indian countryside.

Language English
ISBN-10 81-7223-468-6
ISBN-13 978-8172234683
No of pages 254
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Book Publisher HarperCollins India
Published Date 15 Feb 2006

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