The Legend of Kuldhara : A Historical Novel set in Rajasthan

Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 140mm
Black and white; 280 pages; Paperback
ISBN-10: 9386906007 | ISBN-13: 978-93-86906-00-7


Kuldhara, a village in the Rajasthan desert, perched at the edge of time. Abandoned, cursed, nearly two hundred years ago, to remain a heap of rubble and stone. It lies dreaming of its vibrant past when the streets echoed with laughter and the fields swayed green and gold. What happened one night that drove its inhabitants from their homes, never to return? Did they flee to preserve their honour, when the covetous gaze of a local lord fell on Pari, the headman’s daughter? Where did they go? How did they survive?

Malathi Ramachandran
Malathi Ramachandran

Malathi Ramachandran is a masters in Mass Communication, and began her foray into fiction writing with several short stories published in magazines and anthologies. She is the author of four novels, the last two titles The Legend of Kuldhara (2017) and Mandu (2020) in the genre of historical fiction. Fascinated by India’s rich past and the many human stories of love and loss buried beneath the larger narratives, Malathi endeavours in her novels not just to re-create history as it happened long ago, but to also explore the lives and relationships of those who lived in those times. ‘If I can pull India’s past out of the dreary books of history and bring it alive for my readers, I’d have achieved my purpose of writing historical fiction,’ she says.