Journalist Oswald Pereira’s debut novel "Beyond the Newsroom" had made waves in journalistic, police and government circles. The book was published in 2007 to rave reviews in the press and praise from readers. Pereira’s second novel, "Revenge of the Naked Princess", is a dark story about forced religious conversions in the 16th century in India. Spiced with paranormal elements, the story shows how nebulous the lines between religion and carnage can be.
The story begins on a hot, humid morning on May 28, 1560, when hundreds of beefy Portuguese soldiers armed with a monstrous six-horse driven cannon and scores of mean muskets raid the palace of the beautiful tribal Princess Darshana Kamya Kathodi at Yehoorwada in Tana. The raid is not meant to capture the princess or the palace, but to cow her down, her soldiers and subjects into conversion. Based on the success of the small Yehoorwada kingdom raid, the Portuguese King John III, dubbed ‘Grocer King’, hopes to convert into Catholics thousands of natives in mainline kingdoms in the rest of the country.
"Revenge of the Naked Princess" is a story that happened 450 years ago, but the messages that it conveys are relevant even today.
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Causes Oswald Pereira Supports
Equality of Women, Economic Equality