The Cowherd Prince: The Prequel to Govinda by Krishna Udayasankar takes us back into the life of Krishna through a unique lens. Published by Penguin Ebury Press, the book hit the shelves in October 2020.
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Govinda, son of Nanda-one of the many cowherds in the verdant kingdom of Surasena, in Aryavarta-was content with his tough but wonderful life. That was until the king’s men came looking for him and his brother, Balabadra, spewing death and destruction in their wake.
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Krishna is one of the most skilled strategists in Indian mythology. But what was his life like before that? How did life change so radically for Govinda, the son of a cowherd? @krishnaudayasankar's exciting new work takes us back into the life of Krishna through a unique lens. #TheCowherdPrince #ReadingNow
Forced to leave behind those they love in order to save them, the brothers are now on the run all the while being hunted by the tyrant king, Kans, and his bloodthirsty adviser, Chanuran, who will stop at nothing to kill them. Even as his journey reveals Govinda’s true identity as a prince and the rightful heir to the Surasena crown, it pulls them deeper into the murky secrets surrounding the throne-and its bloody legacy.
What will it take for an ordinary cowherd boy to grow into a master strategist who will always have a plan?
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