Author:Dominique Varma

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Shifting Sands

By: Dominique Varma

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008070

ISBN: 0-14-303220-8

Condition: New


While working in Paris on Vedic myths of the legendary river Sarasvati which disappeared in the Indian desert, a young Indologist comes across the letters of her cousin Eliya, a dancer who died in Rajasthan. Intrigued by the hallucinatory nature of the memoirs and their surreal, dreamlike ramblings, she reconstructs the last days of Eliya's lifeā€”her loneliness within the walls of a sleepy palace surrounded by the desert, her thwarted passion in a dead-end relationship with a prince and her gradual descent into insanity. Offering a fascinating counterpoint to Eliya's narrative is the story of... View more info