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BIRTH OF THE BASTARD PRINCE THE LEGEND OF AMRAPALI

by Anurag Anand

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3454-7
  2. Pages: 280 pages
  3. Date: August 2014

ABOUT THIS BOOK

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, Anurag Anand explores Amrapali’s eventful life as the Nagarvadhu. He describes in thrilling detail the war between Vaishali and Magadha, in which Amrapali played a crucial role; traces her love affair with Bimbisara, the emperor of Magadha, and the birth of their son Vimala Kondanna; reveals the palace intrigues and conspiracies that led to Amrapali’s tribulations; and finally explains how Amrapali found the solace and happiness she so desired.
Weaving together facts with fiction, written with a contemporary flavour, 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.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

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.