India Fortunes is the sequel to India Treasures: A Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India Through the Ages (which I gave 5 stars).
sequel is written in just the same manner and quality as the first, my
reason for dropping a star is personal taste. I'm not much into modern
history, so as the stories came closer in time, focusing quite a bit
during the time of Ghandi, I found myself skimming.
section in here is "Master Builder" which tells the story of the design
and building of the Taj Mahal. Utterly fascinating, I loved it!
a FYI, the two books have dual time lines, one ancient and one modern
day (1970s). As the books progress, the "ancient" time line marches
closer to the modern until they finally meet at the end of book 2, and
the full treasure's hiding place is revealed. (A partial treasure is
found at the end of book 1)
Really enjoyed these books and I think that any lover of India or history in general will love them.
CONTENT: PG (mild language and violence)