. Journalist Mrinalini Rao is on an investigative trail to discover whether Padmavati, the Queen of Chittor, actually existed or was she only a legend created by poets.
Who was Padmavati, the Queen of Chittor? What does history tell of her? Where did she come from? What kind of life did she lead? How did she have the courage to jump willingly into fire?
Mrinalini goes to Chittorgarh to discover the truth.
What does she really discover?
An author, poet and publishing consultant, Sutapa Basu is a compulsive bookworm and an irrepressible story teller. A thirty-year old professional career as teacher, editor, and publisher has seen her traipsing across the vast Indian subcontinent with short detours into nearby Nepal and Bhutan and not-so-nearby Dubai and the United States while working with Oxford University Press, India and Encyclopedia Britannica, South Asia until she decided to strike out on her own.
Sutapa is an Honours scholar from Tagore's Visva-Bharti University, Santiniketan and holds a teaching as well as a masters degree in English Literature.
As a publisher, Sutapa has developed and published around 400 books. Her debut novel, Dangle, a psychological thriller, was published by Readomania in 2016. In the same year, her short story was awarded the First Prize in the Times of India's nation-wide Write India Contest.
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