Key Features A gripping historical novel, The Crimson Throne was published to criticaland popular acclaim and was shortlisted for the Vodafone CrosswordPrize. About the Book: The Crimson Throne A gripping historical novel from India's most celebrated Psychoanalyst. Riveting, eloquent and richly imagined, The Crimson Throne is set inthe tumultuous period marking the end of Shah Jahan's reign. NiccolaoManucci and Francois Bernier, two European travellers, arrive at theMughal court to find an empire spinning into decay. As they steer theirway into the innermost circles of the royals, little escapes them-fromscandalous harem gossip to courtly intrigues that fuel the brutal war ofsuccession to the Peacock Throne.
The Crimson Throne
Penguin Random House India
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Sudhir Kakar is a distinguished psychoanalyst and writer. His critically acclaimed novels The Ascetic of Desire, Ecstasy, Mira and the Mahatma, The Crimson Throne and The Devil Take Love, published by Penguin in India, have been translated into several languages around the world. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, the most recent being the Order of Merit of THE Federal Republic of Germany in 2012. In 2005, the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur profiled Sudhir Kakar as one of the twenty-five most important thinkers of the world.