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a lovely story but a bit disappointed
on 5 January 2008
I had high expectations for this book as it is a well known story in India, but by the end of it I felt a little dissatisfied by the writing style and the way Indu sunderasun hurrys through the story without really fleshing out the characters as much as she could have. It almost has the feel of being translated into English (it isn't). The actual story of prince Salim and meher-unissa is such a rich and vibrant one, that you wonder what a great historical fiction writer like Phillippa gregory( the other Boleyn girl) or Arthur Golden (memoirs of a geisha)could have done with the story.