Verdict: ☆☆☆☆☆ A wonderful book which will take you to the life of Amrapali. I always wanted to read about this beautiful woman and finally got a chance to read it. Wonderful narration. A must read book..
About The Author: Anurag Anand is a bestselling author-cum-corporate professional, presently residing in the millennium city, Gurgaon. He has authored books panning across genres such as self-help, contemporary fiction and historical fiction. Some of his better known titles include The Legend of Amrapali, The Quest for Nothing, Where the Rainbow Ends and of Tattoos and Taboos.
Legendary courtesan Amrapali's life story is as enigmatic and extraordinary as her beauty and grace.Found abandoned under a mango tree as an infant, the twists and turns of fate led her to become theNagarvadhu, the most sought-after yet morally reviled courtesan of the kingdom of Vaishali.In Birth of the Bastard Prince, the sequel to the riveting The Legend of Amrapali, Anurag Anand exploresAmrapali's eventful life as the Nagarvadhu. He describes in thrilling detail the war between Vaishali andMagadha, in which Amrapali played a crucial role; traces her love affair with Bimbisara, the emperorof Magadha, and the birth of their son Vimala Kondanna; reveals the palace intrigues and conspiraciesthat led to Amrapali's tribulations; and finally explains how Amrapali found the solace and happinessshe so desired.
Weaving together facts with fiction, written with a contemporary flavor, Birth of the Bastard Prince is an enchanting exploration of Amrapali's life as a courtesan and a mother, and her spiritual awakening in the Buddhist order.
Review: “Birth of a Bastard Prince” A book by Anurag Anand with an appropriate Title and Wonderful cover take you on the journey of A beauty Queen of Historical Era Amarpali. I always wanted to know about her life. Finally, I got to read it. Anurag had beautifully captivated the life of Amarpali in Simple language. I was totally involved in the book. A wonderful Narration and Superb Characterisation. Each character was equally important. The Climax told you about the Buddhist formation which was interesting. The blurb was simple and clearly explain about the book. As a reader, I totally enjoyed reading the journey of Amarpali. Her life as “Nagarvadhu” and Royal courtesan was totally an Enjoyable part to read. I am not much of a Historical fan, but some characters interest me and this is one such book. Anurag had narrated so wonderfully that I while reading the book went to that Era and found myself part of it. I would suggest Every Historical fans read this book. Anurag All the best and waiting for more….
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