The 11th-century collection of Indian legends and folk tales, 'Kathasaritsagara' as written by Somadeva is well known for life lessons that can be taken from all of the stories presented in the compilation. Author Meena Arora Nayak’s new retelling of the Kathasaritsagara, the first major rendition of the epic in a quarter-century, closely follows the adventures of Naravahanadatta and brings these ancient tales to new and enthralling life.
He was the lawyer Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi appointed to take up her case against the British. But few had heard of the colourful John Lang and his writings capturing the most interesting events and characters of the mid-19th century in India till author Amit Ranjan went on a quest to bring him to life through his book
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