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A wondrous tale of India

The best-selling story of a rollicking French adventurer during the Sepoy Mutiny captures one of the many ideas of India in an English translation 149 years after it was first published

Veenu Sandhu 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA: THE MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN CORCORAN Author: Alfred Assollant Translator: Sam Miller Publisher: Juggernaut Price: Rs 299 Pages: 231 Rarely does one come across a book the story of which is as fascinating as the book itself.

Once Upon a Time in India: The Marvellous Adventures of Captain Corcoran is one such novel. The rollercoaster adventure, featuring a daring and dashing young Frenchman named Captain Corcoran and his best friend, an extremely intelligent and loyal, if somewhat capricious, tigress called Louison, is set in central India in the ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:28 IST