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Cover for “Un Noël à Kanpur” (A Christmas Garland), a novel by Anne Perry

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“Searching for Enlightenment” is a picture of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya (Bihar) built next to the Bodhi Tree where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment, it was selected to make the cover of “Un Noël à Kanpur” (A Christmas Garland), a novel by Anne Perry.

Editeur: 10/18
Collection: 10/18 Grands Detectives, numéro 4841
ISBN 2264064269
EAN 978-2264064264

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“An annual treat,” declared The Wall Street Journal of Anne Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries. Now she continues this magnificent tradition with A Christmas Garland, a yuletide tale set in exotic India.
This time the mistress of mystery tells the story of a terrible crime that sets the stage for another: accusing an innocent man of murder.

The year is 1857, soon after the violent Siege of Cawnpore, with India in the midst of rebellion.
In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths.
Cries for revenge are overwhelming.
Despite no witnesses and no evidence against him, a luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed.

Though chosen to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged to try very hard. Narraway’s superiors merely want a show trial. But inspired by a soldier’s widow and her children, and by his own stubborn faith in justice, Narraway searches for the truth.
In an alien world haunted by memories of massacre, he is the accused man’s only hope.

The trial of John Tallis equals the white-knuckle best of Anne Perry’s breathtaking courtroom dramas. And thanks to a simple Christmas garland and some brilliant detective work, Narraway perseveres against appalling odds, learning how to find hope within himself—and turn the darkest hour into one full of joy and light.

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Anne Perry (born 28 October 1938 as Juliet Marion Hulme) is an English author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Thomas Pitt series and William Monk series.

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THE INDIAN EXPRESS – July 14th, 2014

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An interview by Pallavi Pundir for THE INDIAN EXPRESS
published on July 14th, 2014.

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/in-the-muddy-pits/

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The Huffington Post – July 3rd, 2014

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“The Accidental Sensuality Of Ancient Indian Wrestling”, an article by Mallika Rao
published in The Huffington Post on July 3rd, 2014.

http://huff.to/1vy8Hi7

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QUEERTY – Ocotber 13th, 2014

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An interview by Graham Gremore for QUEERTY
published on Ocotber 13th, 2014.

http://www.queerty.com/photos-take-a-dip-in-the-ganges-with-these-sensual-half-naked-indian-men-20141012

(Queerty is the #1 gay news and entertainment site in the world with an online magazine and newspaper which has more than 1 million monthly unique visitors.)

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From The Soul

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“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
(Jalal ud-Din Rumi known as Rumi – Persian poet and theologian, 1207-1273)

Early in the morning, I met these two young men who were washing their garments in the holy waters of the Ganges at Lal ghat in Varanasi.

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Planet of the Apes

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“That perfected machines may one day succeed us is, I remember, an extremely commonplace notion on Earth.
It prevails not only among poets and romantics but in all classes of society.
Perhaps it is because it is so widespread, born spontaneously in popular imagination, that it irritates scientific minds. 
Perhaps it is also for this very reason that it contains a germ of truth.
Only a germ: Machines will always be machines; the most perfected robot, always a robot.
But what of living creatures possessing a certain degree of intelligence, like apes?
And apes, precisely, are endowed with a keen sense of imitation.…”
(From “Planet of the Apes” by Pierre Boulle)

Someone dropped by chance a rice packet in a gali leading to the Ganges and in a jiffy many monkeys came down from almost every rooftops to collect the precious cereal grains.
They were absolutly naughty and very noisy so most of the people had to turn back trying to find other ways to reach the ghats…

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Coming Further In

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“I have come home at last!
This is my real country!
I belong here. 
This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…
Come further up, come further in!”
(From “The Last Battle” by C.S. Lewis)

In Varanasi (Benaras) there is a temple between Scindia ghat and Manikarnika ghat which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
This temple doesn’t look like any other in the city because of its amazing sculptures with angels which are all around the shrine.
Those angels are musicians and they all play a different instrument.
Each time I come, there is no one, then I am alone in this dreamy atmosphere.
I know it is a kind of gate to after death as just nearby funeral pyres burn day and night at the cremation ghat which is underneath.
However this is not the reason why there are angels here.
I became close to the priest and his family who are keeping this sanctuary, sometimes he is making a puja for me and each time we meet he applies a refreshing ointment on my forehead made of eucalyptus and turmeric…

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