• Read An Excerpt From The Last Devadasi: A Novel

    Read An Excerpt From The Last Devadasi: A Novel0

    Kamala Kumari is more than a Gemini Studio starlet: she’s a classical dancer trained in the age-old line of Devadasis, a caste set in place a thousand years ago when girls were first dedicated in south Indian temples to serve the gods and men. Beautiful, brilliant and proud, Kamala struggles to escape the old ways.

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  • New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams

    New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams0

    With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi: A Novel by Barbara L. Baer takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras, now known as Chennai. The novel also honors India’s oldest bookstore, Higginbothams, by portraying the establishment in several passages throughout the book. “I view Higginbothams as

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  • Interview With Barbara L. Baer, Author Of The Last Devadasi

    Interview With Barbara L. Baer, Author Of The Last Devadasi0

    With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras. Barbara L. Baer talks with Book Glow about the writing of the novel. The book is available from Open Books Direct. Describe the book in one sentence. Set in South India

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