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Uma and the Fairy Queen

Juvenile & Young Adult


by
Mahesh Dattani

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 580 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri Uma and the Fairy Queen is the third radio play to feature amateur sleuth Uma Rao, wife of Bangalore’s Superintendent of Police. During a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed on the occasion of India’s Independence Day, lead actor Michael Forsyth is kidnapped and killed. The chief suspect is his Pakistani wife, the actress Nila Singh. Intrigued by these bizarre events, Uma sets about unravelling the mystery, only to be beset by her own personal dilemma in the end. ‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee ‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri Uma and the Fairy Queen is the third radio play to feature amateur sleuth Uma Rao, wife of Bangalore’s Superintendent of Police. During a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed on the occasion of India’s Independence Day, lead actor Michael Forsyth is kidnapped and killed. The chief suspect is his Pakistani wife, the actress Nila Singh. Intrigued by these bizarre events, Uma sets about… (more)

‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri Uma and the Fairy Queen is the third radio play to feature amateur sleuth Uma Rao, wife of Bangalore’s Superintendent of Police. During a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed on the occasion of India’s Independence Day, lead actor Michael Forsyth is kidnapped and killed. The chief suspect is his Pakistani wife, the actress Nila Singh. Intrigued by these bizarre events, Uma sets about unravelling the mystery, only to be beset by her own personal dilemma in the end. ‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee ‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

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