The Pearls of Coromandel by Keron Bhattacharya

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Hoping to begin a career in the British government, John Sugden joins the Indian Civil Service during the final days of the Raj, but he risks his career--and his life--when he falls in love with Kamala, whose father will kill her rather than allow her to marry into the Raj.
 

About Keron Bhattacharya

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by ROBERT HALE. 192 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Sripore, the town that Sugden is sent to administer, is a microcosm of these tensions, exacerbated by the rape by Muslims of Kamala, the daughter of Sugden's Hindu assistant.

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The author of business manuals published in England, Bhattacharya makes his fiction debut with a thoughtful and disturbing tale set in India during the decline of the British Raj.

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