Ravi Shankar Etheth
One of the modern delhi's more blessed inhabitants and direct descendant of the last king of panayur in kerela,swati sharma makes a pilgrimage back to the palace of his birth to scatter his wife's ashes in the sacred waters of Papanasini river.
there he is reunited with antara,a childhood companion and now caretaker of the crumbling ghost filled palace and that was his home.as they talk,sharing memories and exchanging secrets, thousands of miles away,Vel-a cousin of swati sharma never knew he had-sets out on a quest for the truth about his family that will take him from America to Berlin and ultimately to Panayur.and so begins an extraordinary journey. one that will elad both swati adn vel back through the cruel and bloody, vibrant and myth filled history of the kings of panayur to the legend that lies at its heart-the legend of the tiger by the river....
rich, seductive, sometimes erotic , this spell bounding novel full of mystery,magic and wonder is the debut of a singular new literary voice.