A Chola Adventure (Free) ☆ Anu Kumar

Summary A Chola Adventure

990 CE Tanjore IndiaTwelve year old Raji is growing up during the reign of Rajaraja Chola in south India Raji is a girl of spirit brave bright and bold She is also a dancer a warrior and a sculptor who models kingdoms in stone Raji however is not happy she misses her family Her mother. Another book from my kid s school library I had not known about this series beforehand so I was curious to read the story The author Anu Kumar has won Commonwealth prize for her children s books This book is a historical novel laced with mystery The author has made a good attempt to elaborate the ways of the kings their lineage their royal courts and proceedings the wars fought the kingdoms ruled well you get the idea through this novel The Chola kingdom is very famous in the Southern parts of India and this story is played during the rule of Rajaraja cholan who is a very popular name in history It reminds me of our epic Mahabharata as this kingdom too has its enemies near and far and the battle to throne is constant Though the story is lined with imagination it would not be difficult for any student to understand the lineage of the Chola kings if they would read this story once The story follows through the life of a young girl Raji and her parents The plot was handled good and can get the kid s attention hooked as to they try to solve who had done what But from an adult s point of view it was easily predictable as we had been told the same story time and again starting with our epics It was interesting to know about the Borobudur islands in Indonesia which plays a vital role in the story The author has given a very flowing narration throwing in so many nuances that bring the grandeur of the palace and the kingdom itself Since the story is all set in Tamil Nadu I was happy to see Tamil scripts While the script read the translation was just the opposite I will see you again A very trivial mistake but it makes you wonder which is right when the story has not fully evolved Well for the reader s sake the translation is correctAlso it is said Raji s father works on a stone sculpture at first and then it is mentioned as a brass sculpture later I had to rewind the pages to check if I got it wrong But I think the author had changed it to brass owing to its weight I know this is a children s novel and a young mind may or may not overlook these facts Altogether it was a good read and would recommend to the middle grade readers

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A Chola Adventure

Is in exile and her father has left home in griefOn a dark night as a storm rages Raji rescues a Chinese sailor at sea This sets off a chain of events with unforeseen conseuencesA Shiva statue goes missing a prince disappears and there is a murder inside a temple As Raji and her friend. I discovered this book and the series very recently and knew I had to give it a read despite being a children s book on record I do enjoy reading children s books as they re a great mood booster and really cultivate imagination A Chola Adventure delivers on these grounds brilliantly Set in the era of the Cholas this book is a great introduction for anyone to get an insight into the era and the dynasty along with its workings The plot is highly engaging making you want to keep readingThen why the 3 stars you ask A couple of reasons for that One the plot raised uestions than it could answer and so the ending seemed rather rushed Two certain places while reading the book I felt lost as to what exactly is happening Maybe it was the phrasing of the ideas that was a little confusing for meHowever it is a great read and totally worth the time The author Anu Kumar is successful at brewing an interest in the reader to go study the Chola empire better Overall I enjoyed the book a lot

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S the prince Rajendra Chola and his cousin Ananta try to help the Chinese mariner they realize that he may have some of the answers Raji has been looking forWill the Criminals be brought to justiceWill Raji's family be reunited once againWill peace be restored to the mighty Chola Kingd. Well written book that would give the reader a fine glimpse of the society back in the times of the Chola the mighty king RajaRaja Chola commands respect when ever he comes while the actual mystery is solved by youngsters What did not work for me is that it was kind of obvious who the culprits were and hence the ending felt a little flat This book must be read for the fine writing style and to enjoy a story based on historical times


5 thoughts on “A Chola Adventure

  1. says:

    Another book from my kid's school library I had not known about this series beforehand so I was curious to read the story The author Anu Kumar has won Commonwealth prize for her children's books This book is a historical novel laced with mystery The author has made a good attempt to elaborate the ways of the kings their lineage their royal courts and proceedings the wars fought the kingdoms ruled well you get the idea through this novel T

  2. says:

    I discovered this book and the series very recently and knew I had to give it a read despite being a children’s book on record I do enjoy reading children’s books as they’re a great mood booster and really cultivate imagination A Chola Adventure delivers on these grounds brilliantly Set in the era of the Cholas thi

  3. says:

    Well written book that would give the reader a fine glimpse of the society back in the times of the Chola the mighty king RajaRaja Chola commands respect when ever he comes while the actual mystery is solved by youngsters What did not work for me is that it was kind of obvious who the culprits were and hence the ending felt a little flat This book must be read for the fine writing style and to enjoy a story based on historical

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  5. says:

    This is a sweet little children's novel The story is exciting and imaginative and even better it's got a rich historical context ab