Colonial India Zeitgeist Recreated in Historical Novel

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Dick Parsons' new marketing campaign weaves history, fiction in ‘Turbans’

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Dick Parsons masterfully blends history with fiction in “Turbans” (published by AuthorHouse UK), a novel that tells a brilliantly orchestrated story of love, identity and survival set in the volatile landscape of colonial India. First published in September 2013, this historical novel is set to be promoted in a new marketing campaign.

Set in World War II, “Turbans” recreates the history of India and the intimate lives of three people who lived during a turbulent and uncertain time. First, there is Gertrude, an Englishwoman born out of wedlock to an English judge; Richard, a young naval lieutenant who falls in love with Gertrude and Yuvraj, a Sikh who, having fought as a soldier in a British Indian regiment, defects when captured and fights with the Japanese-controlled Indian National Army in a bid to drive the English out of India. In the unfolding conflict and chaos, these three will find their lives and loves tested and irrevocably changed.

“Turbans” is a deeply layered story that captures both the zeitgeist of colonial India and the private struggles of people caught up in the turmoil. It is an astonishing portrait of the heart and soul of a nation engulfed in religious conflict and international cataclysm.

By Dick Parsons
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781491875414
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781491875421
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781491875438
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dick Parsons is a naval officer with two sea commands. Before Indian independence, he served in a Ceylon-based cruiser. Visiting Indian ports and holidaying on a tea estate, he experienced life during the Raj. With his wife, the daughter of a former judge in Allahabad, he has made nostalgic visits to India.

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