It was the first beerbahuti of the season that Gautam had seen. The prettiest of rain-insects, clothed in god’s own red velvet, the beerbahuti was called the Bride of Indra, Lord of the Clouds….. Gautam Nilambar, final year student of the Forest University of Shravasti, had walked all the way from Shravasti to Saket…
That’s how the novel begins in the 4th century BC and traces the entire 2500 years of Indian history to finally end in 1956, seven years after the partition of sub-continent.
Ghufran sent me the link to the online version of Aag Ka Darya
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