Parthiban`S Dream 1

Parthiban`S Dream

trans by: Nirupama Raghavan










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(Paperback | 220 pages)


The Chola rules King Parthiban has a dream… he wants to make his empire the most powerful in the region. However, before he can do this, he is killed in battle. His son, Prince Vikraman, is a child at the time, but he carries his father`s dream in his heart. He grown up in the shadow of the burgeoning power of the mighty Pallava ruler, Chakravarti Narasimha Varman, also known as Mamalla Pallavan, after whom Mamallapuram is named. How will Vikraman fulfil his father`s wishes? Suddenlt, a mysterious Shivanadiyar, follower of Lord Shiva, begins to enter his life at the most opportune and unexpected moments to help him out of trouble. Who is this man? Why does he help Vikraman? Does Vikraman finally succeed in his quest? And what`s so special about this story that made a 15 year-old sit down and translate it at one shot? “Well,” says Nirupama, “what impressed me most about Parthiban`s Dream was that the book effectively comined a `real` background with a racy, witty style, never allowing the history to overtake the plot. The characters, especially the Chakravarty, are as colourfully and arefully drawn as the scenes Kalki makes us see. In three words: A terrific read”