John Speed
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John Speed

John Speed began studying Indian history, art, and religion while still in high school. For more than thirty years, his explorations deepened as he became absorbed in tales of the fall of the Mogul Empire and of the rise of the rebel prince Shivaji. During his many visits to India, he has stood on crumbling battlements, crawled through lightless caves, bathed in sacred rivers, wandered through forgotten gardens, prayed at old mosques and ancient temples, joined in night-long kirtans and qwalis, cheered on ecstatic temple dancers, and laid his head at the feet of hundreds of saints both living and dead, Hindus and Muslims. Speed is a freelance political consultant and journalist who cofounded a successful on-line newspaper. He now lives with his dogs in a very small house overlooking Swami's Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. The Temple Dancer is his first novel.

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    • The Temple Dancer

    • A Novel of India
    • By: John Speed
    • Narrated by: Meetu Chilana
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    India, 1657: When Maya, a graceful, young temple dancer with a mysterious past, is sold into slavery, she enters a world of intrigue, violence, and forbidden love....

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Tiger Claws

    • A Novel of India
    • By: John Speed
    • Narrated by: Ranjit Arapurakal
    • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    India, 1658. History blazes in Tiger Claws as passion and desire ignite India's Muslim-Hindu conflict....

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