The Tattooed Fakir
Biman Nath
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A young woman – Roshanara – is kidnapped by the village zamindar. The British sahib, owner of the indigo plantation, intervenes, but then takes her as his own mistress. She is not, however, any local woman – she is a fakir’s daughter.
It is the end of the eighteenth century in northern Bengal. Roshanara’s father, Cherag Ali and her husband, Asif go to Majnu Shah’s band of fakirs to plead for help in getting her back. The fakirs are known for their heroic battles with the British, for their arms and horses.
Asif feels nothing is left for him in the village and joins the fakirs, training in the use of weapons and ammunition, skirmishing with them up and down the country, but pining, always, for his Roshanara. Years later, in an oddly fated rescue mission he ends up, not with her, but with her son – Roshan – who evolves into a ferocious fakir soldier, tattooed and insecure about his identity.
A spare, elegant rendition of political clashes driven by personal agendas of rage and revenge, The Tattooed Fakir underlines a lesser known section of history with deep emotions.
ISBN 9781447222859Category FictionSubcategory Historical Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan IndiaImprint PanPublished 10/07/2012
Format 198 x 126Binding PaperbackPage extent 280
author note
Biman Nath’s first novel Nothing is Blue was shortlisted for the Vodafo... »