Bride of the City Volume 1

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Pub Date 1 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 6 Nov 2021
Cernunnos Books, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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In the ancient republic of Vaishali, a childless couple discover an abandoned infant girl in a mango orchard. They name her Ambapali, one who sprouted from a mango. When she turns eighteen, Ambapali is forced to become a courtesan – the Bride of the City – under Vaishali’s laws which dictate that a woman as beautiful as her cannot be only one man’s wife. Ambapali bows before the iron law of her society, but does not allow herself to be crushed. She sets terms that make her residence, the Palace of Seven Worlds, a centre of power. While the richest and the most powerful men grovel before her, Ambapali bides her time even as she burns with revenge…

With its vast canvas of characters including the Buddha and Mahavir, its moods and depictions of lust, love, statecraft, sorcery, war, spiritualism and above all, of the human condition, this is an unrivalled epic.

This is the first of two volumes.

In the ancient republic of Vaishali, a childless couple discover an abandoned infant girl in a mango orchard. They name her Ambapali, one who sprouted from a mango. When she turns eighteen, Ambapali...


A Note From the Publisher

Book illustrator: Zoya Chaudhary

Other contributors: Pratibha Vinod Kumar, A.K. Kulshreshth

Ebook: 9789811495519

Book illustrator: Zoya Chaudhary

Other contributors: Pratibha Vinod Kumar, A.K. Kulshreshth

Ebook: 9789811495519


Advance Praise

“Dan Brown wrote his bestseller The Da Vinci Code based on stories and unofficial statements. Bride of the City is a similar creation on a grander scale. Its author may have spent a decade researching and writing it, but the reader unfamiliar with its context is free to just enjoy it as a great read – and perhaps find shades of The Da Vinci Code, Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones in it.“
—Dr. Balwant Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Hindi, Miranda House, University of Delhi.
(From the afterword to Volume 2)

“Dan Brown wrote his bestseller The Da Vinci Code based on stories and unofficial statements. Bride of the City is a similar creation on a grander scale. Its author may have spent a decade...


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