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A Chola Adventure

A Chola Adventure

Girls Of India

Kumar Anu
,
Sunila Gupte
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990 CE, Tanjore, India
Twelve-year-old Raji is growing up during the reign of Rajaraja Chola in south India. Raji is a girl of spirit–brave, bright and bold. She is also a dancer, a warrior and a sculptor who models kingdoms in stone. Raji, however is not happy: she misses her family. Her mother is in exile and her father has left home in grief.
On a dark night as a storm rages, Raji rescues a Chinese sailor at sea. This sets off a chain of events with unforeseen consequences.
A Shiva statue goes missing, a prince disappears and there is a murder inside a temple. As Raji and her friends, the prince Rajendra Chola and his cousin, Ananta, try to help the Chinese mariner, they realize that he may have some of the answers Raji has been looking for.
Will the Criminals be brought to justice?
Will Raji’s family be reunited once again?
Will peace be restored to the mighty Chola Kingdom?

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Nov/2012

ISBN: 9780143332107

Length : 152 Pages

MRP : ₹199.00

A Chola Adventure

Girls Of India

Kumar Anu
,
Sunila Gupte

990 CE, Tanjore, India
Twelve-year-old Raji is growing up during the reign of Rajaraja Chola in south India. Raji is a girl of spirit–brave, bright and bold. She is also a dancer, a warrior and a sculptor who models kingdoms in stone. Raji, however is not happy: she misses her family. Her mother is in exile and her father has left home in grief.
On a dark night as a storm rages, Raji rescues a Chinese sailor at sea. This sets off a chain of events with unforeseen consequences.
A Shiva statue goes missing, a prince disappears and there is a murder inside a temple. As Raji and her friends, the prince Rajendra Chola and his cousin, Ananta, try to help the Chinese mariner, they realize that he may have some of the answers Raji has been looking for.
Will the Criminals be brought to justice?
Will Raji’s family be reunited once again?
Will peace be restored to the mighty Chola Kingdom?

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Kumar Anu

Anu Kumar lives in Singapore and has written historical fiction for both older and younger readers. She studied at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and at the XLRI School of Business, Jamshedpur. Her books for children include the Atisa and the Seven Wonders (2008), Atisa and his Time Machine: Adventures with Hiuen Tsang (2010), and In the Country of Gold-digging Ants (2009) all published by Puffin. She was awarded the Commonwealth Prize for her stories in 2004 and 2010. She loves writing stories set back in time and through them wants to make children believe that history can be interesting, have loads of possibilities and be fun too.

Sunila Gupte

Sunila Gupte is the author of two children's books, From Pumpkins to Pickles and Quest for the Quetzal Feather. Her short stories for children have frequently featured in The Hindu and Deccan Herald, and she has written for The Indian Express, Sanctuary Cub and Children's World. Sunila has taught English and French for many years, and has worked for The Times of India's Newspaper in Education (NIE). Currently, she lives in Bangalore.

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