The best book on Amrita. A wholly absorbing and brilliant novel like the novels no one seems to write anymore. I highly recomend it to all foreigners in order to understand India through such extraordinary character.
One of the best novels with brilliant craftmanship i have read. A remarkable achievement. A must read for understanding British India through the live of such an enigmatic and engaging young woman. Entertaining, serious and accurate in its historical and social obervations
An absorbing novel utterly brilliant. The author blows the reader with a
blast of cool stories of the first action start of Bollywood. For more than a
decade the blonde actress was the top female star in India performing
her own stunts; playing with lions, sporting a mask, wielding
revolvers, erotically wearing tight-fitting shorts while brandishing a
whip, swinging on chandeliers, beating up men on top of a train... An
enjoyable insight into the life of a pioneer of Bollywood ungratefully
forgotten. A laugh-out-loud novel, touching, very courageous and very well
researched and recreated at a time when Indian was struggling for
ALFREDO DE BRAGANZA is a well known boxer and historian of boxing
legends, and particularly Indian boxing champions. Now he has used his
film making and martial arts skills to tackle a new subject - a book
about a little known Australian woman who became one of the legends of
the Indian Cinema scene.
With his storytelling talent and flare for unusual subjects this book
promises to give readers a roller coaster ride through India and the
ups and downs of Bollywood life as lived by an unlikely outsider.
La novela resulta tan fascinante como el cine del gran Satyajit Ray. Es también un tapiz, que a veces sientes que puedes palpar, en el que
cada personaje, cada peripecia y pasaje del viaje componen un conjunto
que transforma tu mirada, y no sólo por las insólitas revelaciones
sobre el cine de Bollywood. Es una lectura que invita al asombro.
A long forgotten, bigger-than-life diva, comes back to life in the pages of this fascinating story about the early developments of what has become the world's largest filmmaking industry. Outstanding novel!
Touching. There is a great deal of laughing moments into these pages. The writer draws you completely into the world of the real Bollywood
queen. Highly recommended.
An engrossing account from an insightful writer. The book can be a wonderful read for Indians and foreigners alike.
A fascinating story of the original Bollywood Queen, beautifully
Outstanding novel. Very entertaining, immensely funny. I loved and admired Nadia.
NADIA by Alfredo de Braganza unfurls as seamlessly as a red carpet on opening night.
Sophisticated, charismatic, and beguiling.
This novel is one heck of a lot of fun to read.
NADIA is a riveting and frothy novel.
A través de los capítulos de la novela, el lector se verá llevado de
la India a las celdas de la Gestapo, de la Inglaterra enfrentada con
Hitler a las escenas horribles del Holocausto, de las sacristías donde
se fraguaba el crimen en masa a la esperanza de la libertad. Con
seguridad, al surcar estas páginas sufrirá, se angustiará, quedará
impresionado por el horror, pero, a la vez, descubrirá un canto a la
lucha contra la tiranía, a la fe en algo que sobrepasa la muerte y al
A forgotten story, as subplot, of the permissiveness Vatican towards the genocide in Yugoslavia by the Ustasha -a strong Catholic ideology fascist movement allied with the Nazis-, against Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and partisans during the WWII thanks to the sympathy and allowance of the Archbishop of Zagreb.
A lesser know real story of an Indian princess who fought the Nazis.
Set in the time of the French Resistance and the British Special
Operations Executive (SOE)
A masterful tale of suspense, set during World War II and full of
Betrayal, passion, subversion, spies... A thriller!
Simultaneously inspiring and devastating. An epic tale... Morally acute!
Noor was the only woman who earned the highest civilian honors
posthumously, the George Cross -by the British government-, and the Croix de Guerre -by France.
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