Madhura lives in the legendary city of Pataliputra during the reign of King Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty. She works in the palace as the maid and companion of Princess Sanghamitra.
Madhura does not like it at all life is so boring. She dreams of travelling across the land like her brother Kartik, who is a trader and growing up to become a soldier, fighting with swords and riding horses.
Madhura’s dreams suddenly come true as she travels with Kartik from Pataliputra to Ujjaini in a caravan. On the way mysterious things begin to happen. Who is that fat man giving out packets full of gold and silver coins to Kartik? Kartik is up to something and Madhura has to find out the truth.
Read this fascinating account of Madhura’s life and discover what it was like to grow up in the past.
Subhadra Sen Gupta has written over thirty books for children including mysteries, historical adventures, ghost stories and comic books. Right now she waiting for someone to build a time machine so that she can travel to the past and join Emperor Akbar for lunch.
She loves to travel, flirt with cats, chat with autorickshaw drivers, and sit and watch people.
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