The Princess Who Ran Away
The land of Saagaradatthi is a strange and idyllic place. Hidden away like a jewel in the Indian Ocean, it was famed for being only an abode of snakes and sandalwood trees till humans came to inhabit it.
The country followed a system of monarchy which allowed the women of the royal family to rule, but on a condition - no princess of the land could be viewed by the people till either her coronation or her marriage; whichever came first. Neither could the princess see the land or her people that she was to rule till the conditions were met.
This tradition went on for centuries till the day Princess Kairavi ran away...
For a group of people who were unfazed by no technology, tsunamis and snake poison, the princess running away was catastrophic. No one however, was more affected than Dhruva Kayath, a member of the Cabinet and a royal hopeful. His dreams of becoming the King of Saagaradatthi vanished with the princess. From plotting to change the constitution, to finding unlikely allies in a country opposed to change, Dhruva tried everything. But a sudden encounter with a beautiful commoner sets him on an adventure that alters not just his destiny but also the destiny of Saagaradatthi.
About the Author
Sharon Puthur is an Engineer turned writer. She is a hobbyist and an amateur perfumer. She practices belly dancing, and the violin, and is currently learning an ancient martial arts form called Kalaripayattu. She lives in Bangalore with her family.