Didda, princess of Lohara, is beautiful, intelligent – and lame.Despised by her father and bullied by his heir, Didda’s childhood is miserable and her future bleak.When she is married off to the dissolute ruler of Kashmira, she must learn to hold her own in a court ridden with factions and conspiracies. But Didda is no ordinary queen. Ruthless and ambitiou, she wants to rewrite history. Will she succeed?Queen of Ice is a compulsive read that brings alive the turbulent history of tenth – century Kashmir with an exquisite balance of fact and fiction. This is award – winning author Devika Rangachari’s finest novel yet.
Devika Rangachari is a prolific children’s author. Her books include ‘When Amma Went Away’, ‘The Wit of Tenali Raman’ and ‘Queen of Ice’. In 2002, Growing Up (Children’s Book Trust, 2000) was on the Honour List of the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY).
Her contribution: A Hundred Cartloads