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The Burden Of Foreknowledge

Jawahara Saidullah

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In 16th century India, when Nadee is swept away by the raging Yamuna, her life itself becomes a journey. A journey that takes her from her devastated village, Zammrpur, to the burning ghats of Kashi, to the courts of Agra and then on to the city of dreams, Fatehpur-Sikri. Even as her life interwines with history barriers between the future and t...he past, the dead and the living break down until they becomes indistinguishable. In Akbar's Hindustan, Nadee is the eternal wanderer and soothsayer. She is doomed to love Kashi's unattainable king of the dead, the Dom Raja, to serve the legendary courtesan, Chhappan Chhoori and then the almost mythical emperor, Akbar. When her new born son, the legacy of her love, disappears she slides further into madness and despair as she searches desperately for her one link to herself. Nade is blindingly aware of her destiny, though she remains powerless to change it. The Burden of Foreknowledge is story that traces an unusual life, a life that brushes against greatness but rremains inexorably trained towards its own ultimate fate. As the boundaries between reality and fantasy collide, the story reaches its climactic conclusion in the abandoned and desolate city of dreams, when Nadee finally achieves what has been predestined.

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  • Born and brought up in small-town India Jawahara does not remember a time when she was not writing. With the publication of her first short story when she was 12, hooked her for life. Jawahara writes fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, The Burden of Foreknowledge was published in 2007. Her second novel is currently with her literary agent, looking for a home while she works on a new and exciting non-fiction project. For years Jawahara was a weekly columnist for Mid-Day newspaper in Mumbai, India and an online featured writer at www.chowk.com. Her short stories, essays and flash fiction has been published in book anthologies, journals and magazines. Jawahara lives in northern New Jersey with her little family.

ISBN
9788186939314
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
178
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Born and brought up in small-town India Jawahara does not remember a time when she was not writing. With the publication of her first short story when she was 12, hooked her for life. Jawahara writes fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, The Burden of Foreknowledge was published in 2007. Her second novel is currently with her literary agent, looking for a home while she works on a new and exciting non-fiction project. For years Jawahara was a weekly columnist for Mid-Day newspaper in Mumbai, India and an online featured writer at www.chowk.com. Her short stories, essays and flash fiction has been published in book anthologies, journals and magazines. Jawahara lives in northern New Jersey with her little family.

ISBN
9788186939314
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
178
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Born and brought up in small-town India Jawahara does not remember a time when she was not writing. With the publication of her first short story when she was 12, hooked her for life. Jawahara writes fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, The Burden of Foreknowledge was published in 2007. Her second novel is currently with her literary agent, looking for a home while she works on a new and exciting non-fiction project. For years Jawahara was a weekly columnist for Mid-Day newspaper in Mumbai, India and an online featured writer at www.chowk.com. Her short stories, essays and flash fiction has been published in book anthologies, journals and magazines. Jawahara lives in northern New Jersey with her little family.

ISBN
9788186939314
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
178
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Born and brought up in small-town India Jawahara does not remember a time when she was not writing. With the publication of her first short story when she was 12, hooked her for life. Jawahara writes fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, The Burden of Foreknowledge was published in 2007. Her second novel is currently with her literary agent, looking for a home while she works on a new and exciting non-fiction project. For years Jawahara was a weekly columnist for Mid-Day newspaper in Mumbai, India and an online featured writer at www.chowk.com. Her short stories, essays and flash fiction has been published in book anthologies, journals and magazines. Jawahara lives in northern New Jersey with her little family.

ISBN
9788186939314
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
178
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
05/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books