The Lotus Queen


www_wednesdays43Hello book lovers!

It’s another Wednesday and here I am with another episode of WWW, the weekly book meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. To play along this meme, we just have to answer the following three (3) questions…

*What are you currently reading?
*What did you recently finish reading?
*What do you think you’ll read next?

And here are my answers this week: (more…)

The Lotus Queen – my thoughts

lotus queen Goodreads

Author – Rikin Khamar


Soon after the beautiful young Padmini becomes Queen of Chittor – the most important city in Rajputana – she finds her happiness clouded by an ancient curse. Her life is then torn apart when the scheming Sultan of Delhi becomes obsessed with possessing her and her kingdom.
When the Sultan besieges the city, the Rajputs are pushed to the brink of destruction, and Padmini is faced with a terrible decision – one that will determine the fate of her home, her people, and her love
Set in the backdrop of 14th Century Rajasthan, The Lotus Queen richly blends fact and fiction and weaves together a tale of love, friendship, and inner courage, in the face of extreme adversity.

My thoughts –

I remember hearing about Chittor and Rani Padmini from my mother first. She used to tell us about this brave Rajput queen who chose death over dishonour and became immortal in history. Thereafter I remember reading (more…)