Mangaluru, June 25: A rare book of an 888 year old love story of Mangalore- ‘L’ affaire Ashu and Yiju’ will be released on June 26, 2018, 4 pm at a special function at St. Aloysius College, Light house Hill, Mangaluru. Mangaluru City Mayor, Mr. Bhaskar Moily will release the Book.
It is indeed a rare occasion of unveiling pages of a nostalgic history of Mangalore.
History is replete with celebrated love affairs between kings and courtesans, slaves and royalty, rich and poor, young and old, battles were fought for love; kingdoms were renounced for love and crimes committed for love.
L’ affaire Ashu and Yiju is a real-life story of an Tunisian sailor and merchandiser falling in love and marrying a slave woman in 1130 AD in the coastal town of Mangalore. Their nostalgic love story is worth all the admiration and to be cherished.
The book is conceived by Dr G Shreekumar Menon, IRS (Rtd) Ph.D (Narcotics), Former Director General National Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics, &Multi Disciplinary School Of Economic Intelligence,India,
All are welcome to this rare program.
Book Release on Tuesday, June 26,2018
Venue: St. Aloysious College, Light House Hill, Mangaluru