A Face in the Water

Set in India at the Taj Mahal, this time-slip tale tells of Pearl, an Australian tourist, meeting a child of the past in young Goharara. The face in the water is Goharara. And she is none other than the daughter of the Shah Jahan, the Emperor who built the Taj Mahal long ago, in memory of his wife. Uma Krishnasawamy’s Mughal-type miniatures combined with contemporary folk art, beautifully complement this time-slip story.

Publisher: Tulika Press, India

Year: 2000