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The Royal Enigma [Kindle Edition]

Krishna Bhatt
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Dilip wants to release his sex video, before he releases his first book. This is how it will work for writers too, he thinks.
Nawin scoffs at his idea of writing and finds his fondness for the stuffed animal bodies in a library in Kathmandu repulsive.
Both are aging without having made any mark on the literary world. The world is in a literal flux, with terrorist attacks and attacks on terrorist targets dominating headlines every day.
In The Royal Enigma, Krishna Bhatt tries to take a note of it all. He looks baffled at times, clearly overwhelmed by the enormity of world and people around. At times he is successful in telling a story sensitively. Like that of an old woman, alone taking care of her middle-aged, mentally invalid son. It all makes an engaging story, however.

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  • File Size: 345 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475159080
  • Publisher: Megnum publishing (September 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Q8QCTY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,369,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Royal Enigma is a historical fiction about a young man, Nawin, who is living during a time of horrible political upheaval in India. The tyranny and caste system are in place where the rich are rich and everyone else is poor. Nawin is trying to decide his plight in life as a young man. He is unable to see anything beyond a never ending pit of oppression. He witnesses abominable injustices to innocents.Revolution breaks out, and many vie for political power and position. The country is torn between the past tyranny and a new democracy. The king himself becomes nothing more than a mere figurehead of sorts with his powers diminishing by the day. War and militant groups have encompassed the land. In the aftermath poverty, devastation and fear guide the people. Much older and wiser, Nawin finds himself back where it all began understanding what and who truly matters to him.

Krishna Bhatt does an excellent job vividly portraying the tragedy of a people and placing the reader inside the reality of a tortured country. The story was difficult to put down and I found a certain pizzazz to his writing style.

A fantastic novel that will keep the reader glued to the pages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad February 1, 2013
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It could have used a better editor but there is something about the author's charm that kept it going for me. If you're interested in the pathetic fate of the Nepalese royal family and its subjects, you may enjoy this. It's not perfect but I liked it.
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This book was a big step up in quality and held my interest throughout. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the events in Nepal's recent political history. I am reading it for the second time. A great kindle purchase!
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Krishna Bhatt brings us a macro-view of the brutal politics of Nepal and the realities of its contact-driven caste system as well as a micro-view of quotidian family life impacted by these larger, enigmatic, political realities. I was intrigued by his views of European and American culture. There is a noble, earnest searching and honest striving of a young man to make his way in the world and overcome the many obstacles embedded as enigmas of his culture to achieve a decent living and a fulfilling life. He alludes to historical, political intrigue at the highest levels of his nation's government and the impact of political upheaval upon the common man of Nepal. At times I felt as if I were reading the early writing about family life of VS Naipaul in "A House for Mr. Biswas" because of the sincerity, power and perception of Krishna Bhatt. The writing style is humble and its humility bestows upon it great dignity and integrity and power. The editing in places in the second language of colonial English could be tighter but the simple power of the narrative voice is compelling and worthy and intelligent. I appreciate an opportunity to peer into life in Nepal and better understand what it means to live and work in this fascinating culture with its own inherent idiosyncratic challenges. I see a promising future for Krishna Bhatt as a writer with much to offer. There is a power in the humanities and especially wonderful literature to open new worlds and Krishna Batt opened to me the gateway of a new world about which I did not know enough but was pleased to learn more: I really like this book.
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I am fascinated by the power of fiction. It is one of the most enduring art. It is the history and future, as you see it. Finding a writer who you tend to agree with is a rare but a remarkable discovery. Once it happens the life begins to change.

Your most memorable moments may include the time you spent reading the work of your favorite author. A good book is always in your head to cherish. You find newer meanings of life while recalling your favorite lines of it.

It is about thoughts, ideas, emotions and a vision. Remembering, relating and so much else. Nothing which is visible at all. The mystery begins to deepen.

At times writing is like signing a cheque, against a balance which is hopefully there. However, the kind readers often ignore the bounced ones.

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