The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie

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The Pagoda Tree  by  Claire Scobie

The Pagoda Tree by Claire Scobie
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Maya dances like no other. She becomes the dance … Her dance can steal a mans soul.Tanjore, 1765. Maya plays among the towering granite temples of this ancient city in the heart of southern India. Like her mother before her, she is destined toMoreMaya dances like no other. She becomes the dance … Her dance can steal a mans soul.Tanjore, 1765. Maya plays among the towering granite temples of this ancient city in the heart of southern India.

Like her mother before her, she is destined to become a devadasi, a dancer for the temple. She is instructed in dance, the mystical arts and lovemaking. It is expected she will be chosen as a courtesan for the prince himself.But as Maya comes of age, India is on the cusp of change and British dominance has risen to new heights.

The prince is losing his power and the city is sliding into war. Maya is forced to flee her ancestral home, and heads to the bustling port city of Madras, where East and West collide.Maya captivates all who watch her dance. Thomas Pearce, an ambitious young Englishman who has travelled to India to make his fortune, is entranced from the moment he first sees her.

But their love is forbidden, and comes at enormous cost.Weaving together the uneasy meeting of two cultures, The Pagoda Tree is a captivating story of love, loss and fate.Claire Scobies seductive prose and immaculate layering of period detail capture India at her most exotic.- Susan KurosawaWomens stories are rarely told in history, nor particularly honoured.

The Pagoda Tree offers a powerful, sensual perspective on a time of great transformation in India.- Sarah Macdonald, author of Holy Cow



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