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The Tiger by the River

(2002)
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Swati Varma is one of modern Delhi's more blessed inhabitants. Then one brilliant morning when the world seemed cleansed by the coming of the rains, the unthinkable happens: his pregnant wife is killed in a road accident. Devastated, Swati makes the pilgrimage back to the land of his forebears, Panayur, in the state of Kerala, to scatter his beloved's ashes in the sacred waters of the Papanasini river.

Returning to this long-forgotten world, he is reunited with a childhood companion who now cares for the crumbling, ghost-filled palace that was his home. For Panayur - seemingly still free from the religious turmoil that threatens so much of the country - was once a kingdom, and Swati is the direct descendant of its last king. As the two friends talk, share memories and exchange secrets, thousands of miles away, Vel - a cousin Swati never knew he had - sets out on a quest for the truth about his family that will take him from America, to Berlin and, ultimately, to Panayur.

And so begins an extraordinary and healing journey. One that will lead both Swati and Vel back through the cruel, vibrant, myth-filled history of the kings of Panayur to the legend that lies at its heart - the legend of the tiger by the river...

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"The Tiger by the River dazzles with its intricate plotting and stylish prose." - David Davidar


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Hardback Editions

July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tiger By The River
Author(s): Ravi Shankar Etteth
ISBN: 0-385-60363-0 / 978-0-385-60363-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tiger By The River
Author(s): Ravi Shankar Etteth
ISBN: 0-552-99999-7 / 978-0-552-99999-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tiger By The River
Author(s): Ravi Shankar Etteth
ISBN: 0-552-77182-1 / 978-0-552-77182-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tiger By the River
Author(s): Ravi Shankar Etteth
ISBN: 0-14-303024-8 / 978-0-14-303024-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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July 2002 : UK Paperback

Title: The Tiger By The River
Author(s): Ravi Shankar Etteth
ISBN: 0-552-21122-2 / 978-0-552-21122-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Tiger By The River
Author(s): Ravi Shankar Etteth
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK