ISBN 9789350296974,Maya's Revenge

Maya's Revenge



Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789350296974

ISBN-10 9350296977


Number of Pages 300 Pages
Language (English)


Wacky, witty, zippy and playful, yet also sharply knowing and well observed, Mayas Revenge reads like the wayward love child of an unholy three-way clinch between Indiana Jones, Shobhaa De and James Tod, trained in courtly arts by Vatsyayana then sent to a polo-playing finishing school by Jilly Cooper. Its a law unto itself, completely unpredictable and the greatest fun.William Dalrymple When the young orphan Bindy enters the palace of oil-rich Sheerpur as personal assistant to Princess Riddhima, she is entranced and repulsed by the glamorous lives of twenty-first-century royalty, with their vast privileges and gleaming excesses, their swanky cars and priceless jewels, and retinues of obsequious, immoral servitors.Conspiracy theorist Adam Addison introduces Bindy to the legend of an ancient order of beautiful assassin yoginis who, it seems, have been contracted to murder the crown prince, Riddhiraj. This handsome rake, whose seductions are as numerous as they are uncaring, has nevertheless cast a thrall over hapless Bindy, and stars prominently in her erotic dreams ...Set in an India that is a federation of princely and republican states, where khadi-clad politicians conspire with glittering princes, and khaki-clad policemen chase vaporous assassins, Mayas Revenge is a dark fantasy shot through with the piquancy of political drama. About the Author Deepika Ahlawat is a museum curator and art consultant. She worked at the Victoria and Albert museum, London, where she was one of the curators of the blockbuster show: Maharaja: the Splendor of India's Royal Courts, which has toured Europe and North America as well as China. Deepikas current projects include her role as a consultant curator for the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, where an ambitious revitalization plan seeks to turn the 15th century fort into a more inclusive cultural destination. Here Deepika is working with a team of archivists and researchers to uncover the lives of the people who lived within the fort, which is invaluable for curating the new galleries at the museum. This research also provides her with a plethora of original material to use for her novels. She lives in London.

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