The sequel to
the acclaimed historical novel,
Notable Book of the Year (General Fiction)
— Writers Notes Magazine
"A compelling and original tale, an absorbing and
superbly written historical saga. Highly
— Midwest Book Review
"An absolute jewel of a
historical novel of epic proportions. Colorful and engaging
characters. Lots of political intrigue. Ranks right up there with the best of adventurous
—Independent Publishing Review
"An authentic and lively portrayal of the people, the
land and the historical settings. This enriching sequel
engrosses readers in epic fiction evoking India's rich culture
over the last four centuries."
— IndiaHQ, March 19, 2004
"A terrific job recreating such a diversity of
periods. I loved it."
—Madhusree Mukherjee, Author, The Land of Naked
People: Encounters with Stone Age Islanders
India Fortunes is the sequel to the historical
novel India Treasures, which drew widespread praise both
in India and abroad. As with the earlier book, a modern day
search for a Maharaja’s legendary treasure weaves together
seven novellas of major events and historical figures of earlier
eras, bringing India’s rich history and culture alive.
During the treacherous times of the Emergency of the
mid-1970s, the hunt resumes through the huge fortress of Mangarh
for the remainder of the famous treasure, including the Star of
Mangarh diamond, and for a fabled sword said to have belonged to the
legendary King Shivaji.
Vijay Singh, the leader of the searchers, is again in
peril of exposure as a secret Untouchable. The Maharaja of
Mangarh remains unjustly imprisoned by a despotic government,
while his daughter, the lovely princess Kaushalya, confronts the
corrupt and dangerous political boss Dev Batra.
set in earlier times, readers will meet such memorable characters
architect of the Taj Mahal, forced to work against his will by
the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
King Shivaji, whose life is imperiled by the treachery of the
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
founders of the Sikh religion.
queen, the Rani of Jhansi, as she battles the British to save
Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
for Indian freedom leading his family in a desperate train
journey across hostile territory.
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An Epic Novel of Rajasthan and
Northern India through the Ages
By Gary Worthington
India Treasures is
also published in India by
Penguin India, under the title, The Mangarh
for Book of the Year (Fiction), ForeWord Magazine
In this monumental work of fiction covering the sweep of Indian
history, a search through palaces and a
maze-like fortress for a Maharaja's
legendary hidden treasure weaves together stories of danger and
romance, and of spiritual and artistic triumphs.
In India Treasures you will:
great religious teachers, including the Buddha, a Muslim
saint, and a Hindu guru.
Ride an elephant
into battle with the famous ancient Indian Emperor Ashoka
celebrated mural masterpiece with a medieval artist
Join a lovely
princess as she defies her powerful father for the enemy
king whom she loves
wits with the mighty Mughal Emperor Akbar, as a Maharaja
maneuvering to save a kingdom
set in earlier periods are
linked by a treasure hunt in modern times through the immense
fortress of Mangarh by government tax raiders. Vijay
Singh, the capable and conscientious leader of the searchers,
battles a corrupt political boss who imprisons the Maharaja of
Mangarh and preys on the lovely princess Kaushalya Kumari.
Vijay fears that in
Mangarh his secret may be exposed: he claims to be of the high
Rajput caste, but in fact he was born an Untouchable outcaste in
a nearby village.
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A Novel of Adventure and
Romance in Ancient India
By Gary Worthington
also included as a novella in India Treasures.
aimed especially for young adults, older readers also are
enthusiastic about the tale.
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“This place is magical,” is a common comment by visitors to Cama Beach. Used for millenia as a Native American camping place, Cama Beach Resort later attracted hundreds of families each summer to fish, swim, hike, play games, and gather around a fire for evening conversation.
Learn the fascinating history of this beautiful waterfront area - from the earliest times when it was frequented by the ancestors of the Coast Salish peoples, to the logging of the old growth forest, to a remarkable Seattle businessman’s creation of one of the largest fishing resorts on Puget Sound. Read the tales of former resort guests recalling their fond memories of this friendly place that was owned and operated by the same family for over half a century.
And learn how a long term committed effort by the former owners’ descendants, local citizens, and dedicated state legislators turned the aging resort into what many people now call “the crown jewel of the state park system.” The author was a key participant in the eighteen year project to create Cama Beach State Park.
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