A Hindu king flees the Moghul army and takes refuge in Netidhopani, in Sundar-ban. His son escapes with a Roma Gypsy. The royal riches are buried in the desolate island. Two centuries later a British ship is sunk by Portuguese pirates and treasure looted and buried in the same island. The fierce Kutia tribals massacre the pirates. The Chinese infiltrate into Sundarban, looking for a mysterious energy providing element. Pradip Roy's vacation in India in the company of Anita, his student, Raju, his nephew, and Elena with Roma roots turns into a bizarre adventure in the tiger infested jungles.
About the Author Srinivasan Sampath Kumar is a well-known face in industry and academic circles and has held high positions in national trade bodies. He is a renowned photographer, poet, painter and a social worker and has earlier published two coffee table books, 'Darjeeling the Queen of the Hills' and 'Silhouettes of Sundarban.'Kumar has travelled to Sundarban several times and dreamt of portraying the tiger infested mangrove forests, weaving with it, its history and human struggle. The result is this debut novel of Kumar. He was knighted by the Italian Government in 2006.
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Ratings and Reviews
3 Ratings &
Frozen Waves- A Tale Well Told!
S. Sampath Kumar has managed to captivate his readers in his debut novel. With his simple style he brings to life the mystery of the Sundarbans through the eyes of Professor Amit Roy. Netidhopani and the Royal treasures waiting to be discovered are vivid in your mind from the first chapter to the last and you catch yourself traveling with Amit in his journey!
The element of adventure and mystery, nay, mysticism, deepens through the Romani princess Elena and her quest with the palm leaf ma...