David Davidar – An Accomplished Writer, Editor & Publisher of Famous Indian Writersby jay.m January 7, 2014 0 comments
David Davidar is a prolific author accredited with three noteworthy novels, The House of Blue Mangoes (2002) – New York Times Notable Book followed by The Solitude of Emperors (2007) and the Ithaca published in 2011.
Apart from writing, David is an accomplished publisher for more than 20 decades. Presently, he resides in India and is the co-founder of the Aleph Book Company based in Delhi. His books have been considered good reads and are quite popular amongst avid readers.
This novel takes you back to the late 18th century with Soloman Dorai as the protagonist and the village headman who wishes to protect and preserve his entity, his village from change and doom. The will he draws to preserve the village and his protect his future generations leads the readers in to a engaging plot spanning more than three generations of the Dorai family across 5 decades along with changing times of the country as India struggles to seek independence from the British colonial rule.
The Solitude of Emperors
Published in 2011, The Solitude of Emperors is a thought provoking story based on the influence of fundamentalism on the youth. Vijay, the chief protagonist who quite influenced by his employer is made aware to the impending issues faced by the country in the name of religion and politics. As he retreats to a small town in the picturesque Niligiri Mountains, his ideals and turmoil still follow him leading to some unprecedented consequences which he too, had never foreseen. The novel Solitude of Emporers does leave room for retrospection of one’s beliefs, moral values and upbringing and how to adapt to it with the changing times.
Ithaca could quite relate to David’s experience during his career at an international publishing house. Considering the times post the 20th century wherein sweeping technology changes have devoured up many a business, this novel is about a publishing house struggling to survive through the same. It was only when its most successful author faces with an unexpected death that challenge gets even tougher and how the publisher Zachariah Thomas swings into action in an attempt to survive the tough turbulent times.
With hopes that fans of David Davidar must be awaiting his books in the near future, his books are a definite read for they are set slightly apart from the regular themes while providing the much leeway to readers to enjoy his writing from start to finish. Interested in reading David Davidar’s books, do log on to Compareraja to locate the best prices at which they are available and also pick up the latest book discount coupon codes enabling you to make a quick and convenient buy.