When a marriage proposal from a much married 30 year old Raghavenrda for 12 year old Krishnaa comes knocking on the door of Gundappa Chowltry, life takes on a dramatic turn for Krishnaa. An official bride-seeing ceremony and a quick peek at the bridegroom seals things and before long Krishnaa finds herself embarking on her new journey with her new husband-a man she barely knows, to the temple town of Kumbakonam. What lies in store for Krishnaa in her new house as Raghavendra’s second wife? Where is Raghavendra’s first wife? Are Krishnaa’s dreams and desires fulfilled? What cards are dealt to Krishnaa by the hands of destiny?
While tracing Krishnaa’s life journey from 1904 to the modern times, the book captures the soul of the Indian Joint family system, the customs and traditions, the love and laughter and the ever green human values. Set in the picturesque temple town of Kumbakonam, on the banks of river Cauvery, amidst the majestic Gopurams of Chakrapani and Sarangapani temples, the story of Krishnaa unfolds in all its colourful glory.
Giridharan is a graduate in English literature and Journalism from Mount Carmel
College, Bangalore. Radhika is an ardent reader of various types of literature.
She has lived in Muscat and Nigeria and currently lives in Bangalore.
Nagaraj graduated from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. After graduation,
computers came calling and she pursued her education in the field of computer
science. She has a career spanning 20+ years in the IT Industry. Reading and
writing have always interested Vidya.
and Radhika are sisters and have collaborated and written this novel together.
They have drawn inspiration from their journalist grandfather Naradar Srinivasa