A short excerpt from The Inheritance, my first short story for Djed Press, a fantasy piece set in classical South Asia.
Born of the slums, the singer had risen to prominence by being the illegitimate daughter of a powerful nobleman with no other children. Her father knew that since he could never leave his wealth to her she would never be married. Instead, he had her installed as a student with a renowned Carnatic singer, so that she may have some access to the world he so freely moved in.
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