Leadstart Publishing and Crossword Bookstore is all set to launch India’s first novel tells tales of forced conversions from the 16th century. The breathtaking novel ‘Revenge of the Naked Princess’, by Oswald Pereira tells chronicles of how nebulous the lines between religion and carnage can be.
This historical page-turner by veteran journalist-turned-novelist Oswald Pereira will launch his much awaited novel at the Crossword Bookstore on Wednesday, 19th December 2012. To be launched in the august presence of Renowned Actors like Smita Jaykar, Anup Soni, Anshuman Jha, Spiritual Guru Dr. Rajshri and Celebrity Author Ashwin Sanghi; the novel talks about how joint conversion brigade of the Portuguese King and the Pope set out to spread Christ’s message of love and compassion leave behind a deathly trail of murder and mayhem.
Revenge of the Naked Princess starts on a hot, humid morning in May 1545, when a joint conversion brigade of the Portuguese King and the Pope set out to spread Christ’s message of love and compassion. however, they leave behind a deathly trail of murder and mayhem. Armed with a monstrous cannon and scores of firearms, the brigade raids Princess Darshana Kamya Kathodi’s palace in Tana, carrying for her and her people the King’s inviolable conversion order… sealed by the Pope’s promise of a new heaven. The beautiful, 18-year-old tribal princess fights back with her ace archers’ poison arrows. Revenge of the Naked Princess shows how brutal, forced conversions can blur the line between religion and carnage. This historical page-turner by veteran journalist-turned-novelist Oswald Pereira comes after the success of his widely-acclaimed, best-selling thriller The Newsroom Mafia.
A veteran journalist, Oswald Pereira has worked for leading newspapers and magazines in Mumbai, New Delhi and Muscat. Oswald, who has taught journalism at The Times School of Journalism, is an editor and an English language trainer. Widely-acclaimed for his best-selling crime thriller “The Newsroom Mafia” that was published by Grey Oak Westland in December 2011. Oswald was born in Thane, close to Mumbai, and studied at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He now lives with his wife and son in Noida.
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