Mandala Author:Pearl S. Buck A novel about India. "As the novel opens, (Prince Jagat)is embarking upon a scheme to turn an opulent but ghost-ridden lake palace into a luxury hotel for foreign tourists. (Then) news reaches him that his only son, Jai, has been killed by the Chinese in a border skirmish... Convinced that Jai's spirit lives, Jagat's wife, Moti, will not rest... more » until he sets off to find their son. The journey...involves Jagat with a beautiful and mysterious young American woman, Brooke Westley."
Other characters are "an English priest: Father Francis Paul...; Veera, Jagat and Moti's daughter...; Bert Osgood, the brash young American businessman...; and Rodriguez, the old Goan servant whose loyalty to the house of Jagat affects the futures of all its members." -from the book jacket« less