Commercial thriller. Topical backdrop of the insurgency in the northeast in the late 20th century.Anand Ranganathan writes for Newslaundry and appears on television.Anand Ranganathan is the author of The Land of the Wilted Rose, the first book in the White Mahatma Quartet. A product of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, he is based presently in Delhi researching infectious diseases. Anand writes weekly columns for NewsLaundry, a popular webzine.Even as Kapil Dev lifts the 1983 World Cup, thousands of miles away, in the dense jungles of Mizoram, a secret mission stands compromised. At a terrible cost. Forced to engage in fierce combat with a group of insurgents, Captain Akhil Mehra loses his right hand. Leaving the army, he arrives at Carlington tea estate in Assam, owned by the dignified and wealthy Rai Bahadur, hoping to start a new chapter. His troubles, though, are just beginning. Here he meets Norden, the Rai Bahadur's reticent and faithful assistant, the beautiful Indrani and wheelchair-bound Ipsita, the Rai Bahadur's free-spirited daughters, whose cloistered lives are turned-upside down upon his arrival.A racy, heartstopping love story set against the backdrop of an insurgent Assam.Gripping, pacy and compelling, not for the faint-hearted.A gripping love story that has a stunning, but often violent, backdrop.Dazzling, haunting; pulls you in from the very first page - a master story-teller at work.Riveting. The splendours of the Northeast, and its many socio- political tragedies, are brought alive vividly, as are the psychological scars from the intertwining love story. The scenes don't leave you till long after you've read the book. At once thrilling and spellbinding.
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