|Publisher:||Harpercollins Publishers India Pvt. Ltd.|
|No. of Pages:||392|
About The Book
The year is 1659. Idris, a Somali trader, is in Malabar to attend the Zamorin's Mamangam festivities. Everywhere he goes, his jewelled eye evokes a sense of wonder and incredulity. Then, by a strange twist of fate, Idris meets his nine-year-old son, Kandavar, born of a mysterious midnight tryst in this very land. Anxious to remain close to him for as long as possible, he joins the Nair household headed by Kandavar's uncle, and is charged with a crucial task: of distracting the boy from his dream of becoming
a Chaver, a warrior whose sole ambition is to assassinate the Zamorin, in a tradition whose beginnings have been lost in time.
In an attempt to stave off the inevitable, Idris embarks with his son on a voyage that takes them from Malabar to Ceylon, and from Thoothukudi to the diamond mines of Golkonda, where he meets the queenly Thilothamma, as solitary a being as he is.
Will the mines reward him? Will he find the strength to leave his new-found love and journey back to his son's land - and to an uncertain future?
Packed with adventure and passion, and full of fascinating insights into life in the seventeenth century, Idris: Keeper of the Light will keep you riveted and hungry for more.
About The Author
Anita Nair is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupe, Mistress, Lessons in Forgetting and Alphabet Soup for Lovers. She has also authored a crime series featuring Inspector Gowda.
Anita Nair's other books include a collection of poems titled Malabar Mind, a collection of essays titled Goodnight & God Bless and six books for children. Anita Nair has also written two plays and the screenplay for the movie adaptation of her novel Lessons in Forgetting, which was part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI 2012 and won the National Film Award in 2013. Among other awards, she was also given the Central Sahitya Akademi award. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages around the world.
She is also the founder of the creative writing and mentorship programme Anita's Attic.
|Title:||Idris: Keeper of the Light||Publisher:||Harpercollins Publishers India Pvt. Ltd.|
|No. of Pages:||392|