The Lotus and The Rose

by Sharad Keskar



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/12/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781456779337
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781456779344
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781456779351

About the Book

Sandy Thakur, Indian aristocrat and Anglophile, falls in love with Emma Franks. Her mother is against them marrying, but her brother, Ted, who knew Sandy as a boy during World War II, is an ally. Beginning with the deaths of Sandy and Emma,the novel recalls events leading up to the violent incident that forces them to leave England for India, there introducing Sona, a Tibetan refugee; Bill Clayton, a missionary and Dinesh, Sandy’s ward. Dinesh disapproves of Sandy’s love for England, but grows to regret his hostility. Later, his decision to divorce his unfaithful wife reaps a death threat from her drug-baron father, who will stop at nothing to defend family honour, and after his servant is beaten up by thugs, Dinesh escapes to Goa, where he meets Alice and confides in her. They seek refuge in an ashram in Poona till that is jeopardised and together they fly to England. There he learns that Ransingh, his caretaker,has been falsely arrested for Sona’s murder and feels honour-bound to return to India to save him.Braving certain death, somehow he returns to Alice and short-lived happiness.

About the Author

Born in Mumbai, Sharad Keskar worked as a freelance writer, editor and book reviewer till, in Britain, he gained a B.Ed (Hons) with Distinction in English, an MA from King’s College London, and met his English wife, Jane. His intimate knowledge of England and India has inspired this highly imaginative book.