ISBN: 9789353769888 Pages: 280 Size: 129 x 198 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 240 gm.
About The Book
The mystifying presence of Anarkali has loomed large in history and in folklore. Only a handful of dubitable details mark her story, the most legendary among which remains the tragic end that her life and love for Prince Salim, the son of Emperor Akbar, met. In Anarkali, Sumant Batra ventures to piece together the puzzle that surrounds this woman whose silhouette is all that we have known, giving her an identity, a name, a family, and a life beyond the tragic love affair she has come to be identified with. What comes forth is a saga, fresh and compelling, reflecting the experience of a woman navigating social structures in the Mughal Empire and bearing the consequences of asserting her desires. At the same time it honours the romance that originally earned Anarkali her name in history and in myth, inspiring within the narrative a treatise on a love earnest and pure, all-consuming and transcendental.
About Sumant Batra
Sumant Batra is Indiaâ€™s leading insolvency lawyer and among the top thirty globally, as rated by Global Restructuring Review. He has worked as senior international consultant to the IMF, World Bank Group, OECD and other development institutions. His book on corporate insolvency is considered the most authoritative work on the subject. He has contributed essays in numerous anthologies on insolvency. A champion of cultural initiatives, Sumant is the founder and architect of a number of innovative projects to promote Indian heritage and literature, including the popular Kumaon Literary Festival. He is the author of The Indians, a bestselling coffee-table book that includes a foreword by Cherie Blair; and co-author of An Actorâ€™s Actor: The Authorized Biography of Sanjeev Kumar.