A powerful historical novel from a much loved author. The year is 1659. Idris, a Somalian trader, is in Kerala to attend the Mamangam festivities. By a strange twist of fate, he meets his nine-year-old son, whose existence he had been unaware of. In an attempt to keep his son close to him, he embarks with him on a voyage that ends in the diamond mines of Golconda.
Packed with passion, adventure and fascinating aspects of life in the 17th century in Southern India, Idris is a pause-resister that will intrigue and excite listeners everywhere.