The wake of the Kingfisher is about a young American professor of Anthropology who comes to study the Hambari, an Indian tribe, and finds India endlessly fascinating. One morning in his host's garden, he comes upon a beautiful young girl. Together they watch the blue fire of a kingfisher, and fall in love. Overcoming opposition, they are married. Now it is Ayesha's turn to learn about Kit's country. And then a grave crises threatens to tear the marrige apart. Told superbly by a master storyteller, this heartwarming novel combines an astonishing discovery unknown for generations, unforgettable characters and humour to chuckle over.