mandala Author:Pealr s. buck He was Jagat, formet Maharana of Armapur, but he was also a thinking man advancing into modern India with his eyes wide open. He would augment his dwindling wealth by converting one of his marble palaces into a hotel. His son would be educated at Harvard. He would allow his daughter to meet and know the man he had arranged for her to marry and... more » permit his wife the intellectual companionship of an English priest.
But even these plans did not anticipate the pace and cost of change. Unwilled events take place. His nationalist son enlists to fight the Chinese. His daughter meets secretly with an American man. His wife looks with love into anthoer man's eyes. And he, Jagat, discovers a woman who, without knowing it, has waited all her life just for him« less