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About the book:
"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 HarperCollins Inda:
HarperCollins Publishers India Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of HarperCollins Worldwide. HarperCollins India has shown phenomenal growth in the past few years and publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry by diverse writers like Nayantara Sahgal, A.P.J Kalam, S. Radhakrishnan, Kamala Das, Kunal Basu, Tarun Tejpal, Deepak Chopra, Ruchir Joshi, Rana Dasgupta, Kiran Nagarkar, Meghnad Desai, Mukul Deva, Jaishree Mishra and Anita Nair. It has also successfully built a list of talented first time writers including Advaita Kala, Anuja Chauhan, Karan Bajaj, Jahnvi Achrekar, Amitabh Bagchi, Kishwar Desai, Pallavi Aiyar and Ameen Merchant. HarperCollins India is also the publisher of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008.
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4. Decision taken by the judges will be final and cannot be disputed.
5. The contest is open to all residents in India, albeit residing in places where couriers deliver.
6. Only entries in English will be considered eligible for the contest.
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