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The Lotus Queen

The Lotus Queen

Author(s): Rikin Khamar

Location(s): Rajasthan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 14th Century



As the Rajputs face total destruction, Padmini knows but one route to freedom and honour. It is a decision that would lead her people to a fate yet unheard of in history. A decision that would affect an entire people and inspire generations to come. Set against the dramatic landscape of one of Rajasthan’s most famous forts, the novel richly blends facts and fiction to retell the story of one of the most legendary figures in India. A modern retelling of the story of one of the most legendary figures in India: Queen Padmini. The book blends historical facts and fiction that makes for a fascinating read. A passionate love story between Queen Padmini and Rawal Rattan Singh.

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the glorious life of the Rajputs is beautifully captured in this novel. Well researched, it would seem. A little Bollywood at times but that is how I love to see India – brought the...

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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