Game of the Gods

Game of the Gods

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"Italian novelist Maurensig spins an intriguing historical narrative of Indian chess master Malik Mir Sultan Khan (1903-1966)...Maurensig's tragic tale of genius and destiny duly salvages a forgotten hero." ―Publishers Weekly

In 1930s British India, a humble servant learns the art of chaturanga, the ancient Eastern ancestor of chess. His natural talent soon catches the attention of the maharaja, who introduces him to the Western version of the game. Brought to England as the prince's pawn, Malik becomes a chess legend, winning the world championship and humiliating the British colonialists. His skills as a refined strategist eventually drag him into a strange game of warfare with far-reaching consequences. Inspired by the unlikely true story of chess master Malik Mir Sultan Khan, Game of the Gods is a fascinating tale of karma and destiny, by the author of the multimillion-copy bestseller The L neburg Variation



Author: Paolo Maurensig
Publisher: World Editions
Published: 01/12/2021
Pages: 148
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781642860436

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/09/2020

About the Author
Paolo Maurensig was born in Gorizo, and lives in Udine, Italy. A bestselling author, he debuted in 1993 with The Lüneburg Variation, translated into over twenty languages. His novels include Canone Inverso, The Guardian of Dreams, and The Archangel of Chess. For his novel Theory of Shadows, he won the Bagutta Prize. A Devil Comes to Town, previously published by World Editions, is a brilliant, satirical novella about literary publishing. Game of the Gods is Maurensig's latest novel and was awarded the prestigious Premio Scanno 2019 Literary Award.