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Book: Sinagiri - Rajah Kasyapu and the Frescoes at Singiriya by Mike Lord

Book: Sinagiri - Rajah Kasyapu and the Frescoes at Singiriya by Mike Lord

categories: Book, Singiriya, Rajah Kasyapu, Princess Abebech, Anuradapura, Prince Mogallana, War, Battle with Elephants, Historical Romance



Author BUTTERFLY BOOKSabout this book: Over many years leaders have often arranged marriages for their sons and daughters - in this case a daughter, Princess Abebech, from the ancient kingdom of Eritrea (not the same borders as today!). The man behind this betrothal in the sixth century may have been Prester John, but there have been many clerics with that name from that part of Africa.

Her intended spouse is the son of the Rajah in Taprobane - nowadays called Sri Lanka.

The first part of this eBook describes her journey from Gonda to the Red Sea and then by an Arabian Dhow to Putulam in Taprobane. She was sent with three maids and her brother as chaperone. And they experienced a host of adventures on their way, which probably took the best part of one month. The eBook describes these adventures in detail.

In Taprobane she is expected and welcomed but communications are lengthy and can be delayed, and she senses more than an embarrassing problem with the young Rajah Kasyapu since the death of his father.

She travels by ox-cart and elephant to Sinagiri - sina = Sinhalese people and giri meaning rock. Today this is called Sinagiriya.

The marriage takes place several days after her arrival, and she has a new language to learn, and other wives and court ladies to meet. She is the third of fourth wife of Rajah as far as history relates.

Reviews: "I thoroughly enjoyed this fictional story woven around historical facts" from Gloria Antypowich, and see also reviews by Dianne Ascroft and Olivia Andem.

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