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The Bearded Prince by Rajesh Talwar is ideal book to read .I thoroughly loved reading it ,especially the first few pages as it had some British structures to it.
The way in the princess Roopali wishes and explains her desirous need of beardless groom by putting her father Raja in dilemma of not extending invitation to any breaded eligible prince feels good to read and imagine with winking simile since girls are close to their fathers.
Rajesh Talwar has elaborately explained our Indian culture in a sweet and brief way by keeping the children interest and their span of attention in mind.
I would like young parents and teens to buy this book in paperback form and read it with great zeal.
Thanks Mr . Rajesh for bringing such a wondrous and ponderous book for the world that can be relished with mangoes this season. -

After much persuasion, Princess Roopali, 'the beautiful one', agrees to have a swayamvara. This is an ancient Indian ceremony in which an unmarried girl who has come of age chooses a husband from among several suitors. According to the tradition, at the end of the ceremony, the princess is required to place a marigold garland around the neck of the prince she has decided to marry. She is happy to meet with all the princes who will attend the ceremony, and are keen to be chosen by her. She explains to her parents, the king and queen that she does not, however, wish to meet anyone with a beard. Over the past few years there have been a string of armed robberies by a gang of tough-looking bearded thugs. The princess has come to dislike beards. Her father, the king, explains to her that it would be discourteous for them not to extend an invitation to any eligible prince, but he would be surprised if any of them still sported a beard. Will Princess Roopali find the prince of her dreams? A delightful tale set in Ancient India the story provides a window into an exotic culture and will appeal to children from all age groups - particularly those from the ages of five to one hundred.

Although this novel is set in ancient times, The Bearded Prince tells the story of a young woman who is intelligent, sophisticated, talented, and independent. I enjoyed learning about Indian traditions from long ago, and how the main character, Princess Roopali, was able to chose her Prince Charming, which is just the opposite of the classic Cinderella story. Princess Roopali and her parents, the king and queen of Fadidad, hold a swayamvara and invite all the princes, near and far. The event ends at sunset, and by then the princess must meet each prince and decide which one should be her mate. Unable to do this, she is given 24 additional hours to make up her mind. Princess Roopali is an accomplished painter, and sees the world through her artistic vision. When at last the time comes to announce her decision, the princess is able to chose her mate because of her vision. The story was beautifully written and very entertaining. Author Rajesh Talwar did an amazing job of transporting me back through time, and Princess Roopali was endearing. I’m looking forward to reading other titles by this author.-

Without including magic, witches, curses, violence, or villains of any sort, Rajesh Talwar has lovingly crafted a short but big-hearted tale of a princess choosing a suitor in The Bearded Prince.

As with many works for children, The Bearded Prince contains a moral and teaches morals, but Talwar manages to present both unobtrusively. The language, names, and wording of the text are not dumbed down, as the author proudly states, but may be a tad challenging for young children. That said, most readers over the age of eight or nine could surely manage the book with a little help.-