Set during the 1992 Bombay riots, The Solitude of Emperors deals with the rise of fundamentalism and its clash with contemporary society. Timely, topical, modern and fresh - The antidote to the 'Indian' novel. 'An impassioned plea for tolerance in a country rife with competing interests, this marvelous new novel by David Davidar follows a young man's heroic love for his country. While it draws on the wisdom of past thinkers to recast a vision of tolerance for the present, it holds to an emotional core of idealism and the compelling rhythm of youth.Unflinching. Unsentimental. Deeply Moving. I loved it.' Kiran Desai 'In the best sense, he knows how to tell a good story, and to do it with words and phrases that stamp on the mind a lasting impression of the sights, sounds and smells of southern India' Independent on Sunday David Davidar is hugely respected, well-known and well-liked.
David Davidar is the author of the international bestseller, THE HOUSE OF BLUE MANGOES, which was published in sixteen countries.
Davidar's brand of gentle didacticism pervades a tender tale - INDEPENDENT