by Dominique Varma

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2429-6
  2. Pages: 312 pages
  3. Date: January 2014


Daniel, a French architect, and Nora, his artist girlfriend, enter the world of Nikolai Roerich, the Russian artist who made the Himalayan foothills in India his home. While a painter of note, Roerich is also suspected to have been a double agent for the Americans and the Russians in India. Nora and Daniel meticulously reconstruct the many expeditions undertaken by the Roerich family in Central Asia and uncover astonishing details of the rivalry between the Russian and British Empires for the control of Central Asia and Tibet.
Unfolding in the historical climes of the Great Game, After the Deluge throws up startling questions. What role did Nikolai Roerich, a Russian who was friends with both F.D. Roosevelt and Jawaharlal Nehru, have to play in the Great Game? And why does he remain such an important figure for numerous fringe groups and the government of the Russian Federation?


After the Deluge is Dominique Varma’s second book of fiction. Her first book Shifting Sands was published in English by Penguin India and in French as Sables Mouvants. She teaches at the University of Lille, in the North of France, and for the last twenty years has gone back and forth between India and France. She studied Classics and Literature at the Sorbonne, and has a M.A. in Indian philosophy and Sanskrit. She lives with her Indian husband and their two children in Lille and Paris.