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The Miniaturist

(2003)
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Set in the court of the Emperor Akbar in 16th-century India, this is a richly detailed and sensuous tale of art, sex and political intrigue. Bihzad is the son of the emperor's chief artist and as such, he is groomed to follow in his father's footsteps. A child prodigy, Bihzad is shielded from life as he grows up in the stunning fortress town of Agra. But soon word of his talent - his wild, imaginative drawings free from the normal restrictions of court painting - spreads. When the emperor decides to move the court to Fatehpur Sikri, Bihzad is favoured among the other artists and musicians. In his spare time he paints a series of richly, erotic scenes. But as his fame increases, he begins to make enemies who are jealous of his success and who will use his hidden drawings to destroy him.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Miniaturist
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 0-297-82926-2 / 978-0-297-82926-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

December 2008 : Paperback
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Title: The Miniaturist
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 8172237219 / 978-8172237219
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Miniaturist
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 0-7538-1749-7 / 978-0-7538-1749-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Miniaturist
Author(s): Kunal Basu
ISBN: 0-14-302971-1 / 978-0-14-302971-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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