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The Legend of Virinara

The Legend of Virinara

Usha Alexander
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A lone woman travels fearlessly into the jungle to confront the enemy. She holds the fate of an entire world in her hands.

The year is 120 ce. The Ashwamedha Yagna has established young Vijay the ruler of Virinara, a mighty city-state of south India. Soon after the kingdom starts to expand into the surrounding forests, its glittering capital, Dandavrut, is attacked in a brazen act of terror. Even as Raja Vijay unleashes his forces against the nomadic forest dwellers, his beloved sister Shanti treks secretly into the wilderness—and falls in love with the handsome warrior Narun. Will love triumph over hubris, and Shanti forge a new destiny for her people?
A thrilling tale of adventure and political intrigue, The Legend of Virinara stirs up timeless questions about war and peace. This is a powerful parable of our times.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Apr/2018

ISBN: 9780143441687

Length : 336 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

The Legend of Virinara

Usha Alexander

A lone woman travels fearlessly into the jungle to confront the enemy. She holds the fate of an entire world in her hands.

The year is 120 ce. The Ashwamedha Yagna has established young Vijay the ruler of Virinara, a mighty city-state of south India. Soon after the kingdom starts to expand into the surrounding forests, its glittering capital, Dandavrut, is attacked in a brazen act of terror. Even as Raja Vijay unleashes his forces against the nomadic forest dwellers, his beloved sister Shanti treks secretly into the wilderness—and falls in love with the handsome warrior Narun. Will love triumph over hubris, and Shanti forge a new destiny for her people?
A thrilling tale of adventure and political intrigue, The Legend of Virinara stirs up timeless questions about war and peace. This is a powerful parable of our times.

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Usha Alexander

Usha Alexander is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Only the Eyes Are Mine (2005). An American of Indian parentage, she now resides in India, where she spends time travelling and learning the intricacies of its deep history. Her outlook is also informed by her background in science and anthropology. Her travel writings and other essays have appeared in various publications, including Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth ('Travelers' Tales', 2011) and The Best Travel Writing 2007 ('Travelers' Tales'). Find her on the web at www.ushaalexander.com.

Storytelling as Life and Art – By Usha Alexander

Usha Alexander ¬†grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, as the second of three children. She has lived in four countries and continues to visit as many as she can. Her first novel, Only the Eyes are Mine, was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Multicultural Fiction category for the 2006 Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is […]