Join us on Tuesday, May 16th as Kamini Dandapani reads from her newly released book, Rajaraja Chola, King of Kings.
Rajaraja Chola, King of Kings, Incomparable Chola, Great Saviour, Jewel of the Solar Dynasty, Lion Among Kings, was one of the greatest rulers of medieval India. During his reign, the Chola empire expanded through virtually all of the southern reaches of the peninsula and beyond, from the Krishna-Godavari delta in northern Andhra Pradesh to large parts of northern Sri Lanka. In this book, Kamini Explores the man behind the larger-than-life image of Rajaraja and the milieu in which he reigned.
Kamini Dandapani was born and raised in (once) sleepy Madras. She now lives in the city that never sleeps, New York. She has had extensive training in Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam, and Western Classical music (Pianoforte). A longer-than-desired stint in the corporate world that included Chase Manhattan Bank and McKinsey & Co. was followed by a complete change in direction back to her true loves, top among which are music and writing. Her first book, Rajaraja Chola, King of Kings, was published recently by the Aleph Book Company in India.