The Courtesan, the Mahatma, and the Italian Brahmin: Tales from Indian History

The Courtesan, the Mahatma, and the Italian Brahmin: Tales from Indian History (English, Hardcover, Manu Pillai)

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The Courtesan, the Mahatma, and the Italian Brahmin: Tales from Indian History  (English, Hardcover, Manu Pillai)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Westland
    • ISBN: 9789388689786, 938868978X
    • Edition: 2019
    • Pages: 394
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    Why did an Italian go native as a sanyasi in seventeenth century Madurai? What might have happened if the Mahatma had lived? Who was the courtesan whose eighteenth-century erotica horrified Victorian Indians? To read the essays in this collection is to be absorbed in the past, in the action and drama and reflections of the men and women who form part of our collective memory as Indians--and many that have been forgotten. In the hands of a consummate historian and story-teller they speak, too, of the concerns and perspectives of the present, showing us what was, and what might have been. An exhilarating journey that no reader will want to miss.
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    • 2019 June
    Book Type
    • Non Fiction
    Number of Pages
    • 394
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    • Manu S. Pillai is the author of the critically acclaimed The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore (2015) and Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji (2018). Formerly chief of staff to Shashi Tharoor MP, he is also a winner of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar (2017).
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    5

    Awesome

    A good & captivating book with great narration and beautiful illustrations.
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    Terrific

    The best book for who want to read history in a critical mannar, every aspect of the history is related to our present world, the writer MANU S.PILLAI very clearly mentioned the aspects of history in a simple way, hope he do well in future, a must reading book for every history, political science lovers.the book also printed in very soft manner. Love this young writer ,thanks for analyzing the history in this way.
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    Simply awesome

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    Not good

    Was disappointed with this book. Had lot of expectations, esp. after reading The Ivory Throne. Much of the info is written for thrills and scandal - I knew a lot of the stuff already. So was not greatly surprised. Readable once!
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    Worth the money

    Good binding of the book and is of good quality.
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    5

    Wonderful

    Book lights the neglected parts of history
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    Terrific

    Perfect quality
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    4

    Nice product

    Excellent book. Briefly describes the stories of before and during British Raj. A fast read overall. Flipkart's delivery was up to the mark.
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    Highly recommended

    Manu S Pillai is one of the most profilic writer of present times. He brings on something new in each and every one of his books. This is no different lots of unknown tales.
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    very good
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    A:This book focuses on various facets of characters from Indian history, probably most of which we may not have been familiar with. Written in an easy style, and makes absorbing reading. Recommended.
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