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Birth of The Bastard Prince - The Legend Of Amrapali

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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 the Nagarvadhu, 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, ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 2014 by Rupa publication
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Madhulika Liddle
Oct 19, 2014 Madhulika Liddle rated it it was ok
Legend – much of it based on references in Buddhist texts – has it that in about the 6th century BC, in the city of Vaishali was born the girl who grew up to be the courtesan, Amrapali. Amrapali, who eventually left a life of power and influence to become a Buddhist arahant, ‘one who is worthy’. A fascinating life, and one that has been celebrated even in popular culture.

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The Tales Pensieve
Feb 27, 2015 The Tales Pensieve rated it liked it
I have not read Anurag Anand’s first installment but this one wants me to and read it right away. Its gripping, fluid and has the right elements of intrigue, politics, romance and history. Though it does not necessarily stay parallel to the historical version all the time, it’s a fictional retelling that makes the original way more interesting. Full Review: http://thetalespensieve.com/2015/02/b...
Jairam Mohan
Sep 25, 2014 Jairam Mohan rated it really liked it
A lovely sequel to what was already a good book – The Legend of Amrapali, this book picks up right from where the first one stops. Just when Amrapali and Prabha settle down into a predictable routine, their lives are disrupted, first by the fact that they manage to fall in love; Amrapali with Bindusen, the mysterious trader and Prabha with Suraj, and then second, by the fact that the emperor of Magadha, Bimbisara decides to attack and annex Vaishali to his kingdom.

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Aparna Singh
Oct 09, 2014 Aparna Singh rated it liked it
Interesting story about the life of the famous courtesan Amrapali. Anurag Anand managed to keep me turning the pages, but I wish someone had edited this book a little more closely. There were a lot of grammatical errors and the occasional wrong usage of a word where it ended up meaning something entirely different. Still, it was a decent read, and I do wish for more such fictional recreations of fascinating characters from Indian history.
Himani Gupta
Nov 11, 2014 Himani Gupta rated it it was amazing
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..





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Anurag is a management professional who started his parellel career in writing at the age of 25 when he published his first non-fiction title, 'Pillars of Success'. After his second non-fiction title, he shifted to the fiction genre and since then he has authored several books including bestsellers like The Legend of Amrapali and The Quest for Nothing.

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