It has been more than a decade of a novel that led us to a narrative never explored before, a story never heard before. It was history, fiction, science, fantasy and a search to find out a lot more. Published in 2009 by DC Books, Francis Itty Cora by TD Ramakrishnan is a quest.
It narrates the life of the 15th century pepper merchant Itty Cora and his many shades that are either grey or darker. He is larger-than-life figure -founder of a mysterious secret cult, a key figure in Italian Renaissance, responsible for setting up secret Hypatian Schools of Mathematics, a man of legendary sexual powers, the founder of the secret 18th Clan and much more. The narrative transports you across worlds and centuries which we are unfamiliar with, and also challenges the taboo of every kind, social emotional and ethical.
This novel has been translated to English by Priya K Nair.
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