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Rajah Amar

(1935)
(The Root and the Flower)
(The first book in the Root and the Flower series)
A novel by

 
 
Set in the war-torn world of Mughal India and rst published in the gathering darkness of the 1930s, The Root and the Flower is an epic story of intrigue, murder, and romance; of Tantric abandonment and Buddhist renunciation; of emotional delirium and spiritual adventure.
The cast of characters includes Hari, a reckless and passionate warrior; Sita, in love with both Hari and her husband Amar, a prince who wishes to forsake the world but is increasingly drawn into a bloody political struggle; and Sita and Amar's son Jali, whose precocious encounters with sex and violence threaten him with madness.

At once a dream of India and a vision of a world riven by political, ethnic, and religious conicts, The Root and the Flower is a work of great range and singular poetic beauty. It is, in Penelope Fitzgerald's words, a "strange masterpiece," and one of the unsung glories of modern literature.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

March 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Root and the Flower
Author(s): L H Myers
ISBN: 0-436-29810-4 / 978-0-436-29810-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Root and the Flower
Author(s): L H Myers
ISBN: 1-84212-520-6 / 978-1-84212-520-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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March 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Root and the Flower (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): L H Myers
ISBN: 0-940322-60-9 / 978-0-940322-60-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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December 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Root and the Flower (Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): L H Myers
ISBN: 0-19-281911-9 / 978-0-19-281911-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Root and the Flower (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): L H Myers
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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