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The story about The Legend Of Amrapali is of destruction and great suffering caused by the stubborn desires of a single man who was drunk with power and arrogance.
Summary Of The Book
Around 500 B.C., Aryavart was a land comprising a number of prosperous kingdoms. Among them, the most outstanding one was the Vajji Confederacy, which was among the first democratic republic known by mankind. Vaishali was the capital of the confederacy and the renowned Lichchavis clan. It was a center of political and commerce activity and also Amrapali’s blessed motherland.
The Legend of Amrapali is about Amrapali who was a clever, famous courtesan. She was pretty, talented and had all the qualities that courtesans living in the city of Vaishali were meant to have. Vajji confederacy was ruled by king Manudeva. Manudeva becomes infatuated by Amrapali when he catches a glimpse of her while attending Gautama Buddha’s discourse. From childhood, Amrapali has been in love with Pushpakumar, whom she wanted to marry. The king’s proposal for making Amrapali his queen is rejected by her father. Hence, the king traps Pushpakumar in a false spying case and simultaneously arranges for declaring Amrapali as “Nagarvadhu”, a position that requires her to entertain the king along with the other nobles of the king’s court. While escaping from prison, Pushpakumar is killed, which forces Amrapali to become the state courtesan. The story then weaves around Amrapali’s attempts to take revenge against Manudeva for murdering Pushpakumar, and the difficult situations she finds herself in.
About Anurag Anand
Anurag Anand, born on November 2, 1978, is an Indian author having several published titles in general fiction, self-help, and historical fiction genres.
Apart from The Legend Of Amrapali, the other popular books written by him are Reality ‘Bites’: a Not so Innocent Love Story, The Quest for Nothing, Of Tattoos and Taboos!, and Tic Toc - A Story of Love, Hate and Terror.
Anurag Anand completed his schooling at Delhi Public School, New Delhi, in 1996. Then, he completed his B.A. (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University. Later, he did his PGDBM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi. The author is also a professional in banking from the city of Mumbai. Several news channels like CNN, IBN, and UTV Bloomberg have invited him to participate in debates and panel discussions. Also, FM Radio Channels like Radio City, Radio Mirchi, and Red FM have invited him for on-air discussions. His works have been widely written about by media like leading magazines and national dailies.
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Nov 12, 2014
Could have been more interesting.
Sep 12, 2014
very good book
Jul 12, 2014
Good product and good delivery
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May 2, 2012
Different from the usual breed of authors - a fresh breezeIt was the subject of the book that made me order it and i wasn't quite sure as to what to expect from it since i hadn't read any of Anurag's earlier works. The book however came as a pleasant surprise and by the end of the first chapter i knew that i was going to spend a better part of my Friday night in finishing it - which i eventually did.
May 29, 2012
More than an engaging read!I had black-listed the publisher, Srishti Books, because of one of their titles i had accidently picked up. I think it was called... Few Things Left Unsaid... or something like that! A horrible book with terrible language and a nonsensical story line that had turned me off bigtime and i had vowed never to experiment with the so called 'bestsellers' from this particular publisher. However it was the subject of the book, The Legend of Amrapali that made me take one more punt and i was glad that i did so.
Feb 10, 2012
A great readI picked this book simply because I was intrigued by the subject of the book - Amrapali. And I must say that I am not disappointed. The author has presented the story beautifully and Amrapali's character has been crafted really well. Though the plot is simple and since the book is short there are not too many twists and turns, but still it is enjoyable. I was compelled to check out more historical information about Amrapali's life after reading the book. Kudos to Anurag for weaving together history and fiction fantastically.
Jan 19, 2012
A Good Book to Read.A gripping tale with linkages into our history. Well worded to create the landscape in mind with the emotions and all being personified by each character. The climax is good and enthralling. All in all a good work by Anurag Anand.
Jan 15, 2012
One of the best books i have read in a long time..Amrapali, we all know is an enigma and her grandoise life has been presented in various forms time and again. Only, most of the litreature available treats her like a larger than life entity, a girl who was 'meant' to be what she became. However, this was the first book where i could read and visualise the trauma of a normal young girl and her plight as she embarked on a path that eventually made her the 'Nagarvadhu' we know.
Apr 4, 2012
Worth to admireThe Legend of Amrapali is a book that will take you to the high of well designed literature. It has all the grip you want in a book. You will enjoy it and surprised by it's so mature language.
Feb 8, 2012
The Legend Of AmrapaliThis book is really good..facinating story composed with rather beautiful vocab..one of those books I have been glued to from the first page to the last (partly maybe cos i am a voracious reader.. )But not only does it potray a different shade of the history we are quite acquainted with, but the persona and emotional turmoil of a Nagarvadhu.
Jan 19, 2012
Nice theme but could have been lot betterGreat theme and nice story. It is emotional at places and touching overall. The author writes well all along but misses the pulse at places. He could have elevated the emotions throughout and could have created a more gripping tale. There are a few instances where the book leaves it to the readers to explain a few unconnected dots (or it is just a mistake!).
Dec 26, 2011
Interesting work of historical fictionAfter reading books like Immortals of Meluha and Chanakyas Chant, i have found my interest in the historical fiction genre soaring. I was looking for a title that could match up to the ones that i had recently read and could match up to them when i stumbled across The Legend of Amrapali. And after reading the book i can happily state that it not only managed to live up to my expectations but also surpass them.
May 21, 2012
History Comes Alive with AnuragVijayanthimala Bali as Amrapali was truly enchanting in the movie ages ago. Her beauty was mesmerizing and the character enchanting. Nothing could beat that visual treat or so I had thought. But I was mistaken. Anurag Anand's Amrapali rises from the ravishing mound of the written word like a young woman in all her feminine glory and self-respecting valor. When I finally finished reading, The Legend Of Amrapali, I was left wanting for more.