Kamadeva (The God of Desire)
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Kamadeva (The God of Desire)

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Item Code: NAL197
Author: Anuja Chandramouli
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 9788129134592
Pages: 336
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.5 inch x 5.0 inch
Weight 380 gm
About the Book

Kamadeva, the charming wielder of the sugarcane bow and the flower-tipped arrow, born out of the wellspring of Brahma’s latent passion, has for long remained an enigma. This enthralling story of the God of Desire explores his many wondrous adventures, as well as his heady romance with Rati his chief consort.

Best friends with Indra, the Kings of the Gods; tutor to the Apsaras in the art of lovemaking, Kamadeva lives a dream life in the magnificent Kingdom of Amaravathi—until danger strikes when he incurs the wrath of Shiva because of a preordained curse. Follow Kama as the hurtles towards his destiny and the Destroyer’s dreaded third eye. Find out if he will rise from the ashes to reign supreme as the King of Hearts or if he will be doomed to spend an eternity as Ananga—the bodiless one.

In Kamadeva: The God of Desire, the author masterfully marries imagination with stellar research to bring to vivid life one of the most intriguing Gods of the Hindu pantheon. Laced with wit and narrated in contemporary flavour. Kamadeva will take you on a rollicking ride into the heart of desire and its tantalizing dark side.


About the Author

Anuja Chandramouli graduated from Women’s Christian College, Chennai, and was the college topper in Abnormal Psychology. She also holds a Master’s degree in English. Currently she is studying classical dance and working on her next book. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, was named in a poll conducted by Amazon India as one of the top 5 books in the Indian Writing category for the year 2013. She is the mother of two little girls and lives in Sivakasi.




The Song of Kama 1
The Birth and the Curse 3
When Desire Met Sexul Delight 18
Spring, Pus-Filled Boils and Another Wife 37
The Stone Women 67
The Burning 100
Rati's Lament 128
The Demon's Bride and the Prophecy 144
The Estrangement and the Reunion 175
The Mother and the Lover 205
A Time for Love and Death 229
Picking Up the Pieces 247
A Taste of Blood, Glory and Romance 272
The Road to an Ending 294
Epilogue 321
Bibliography 327


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