About the Book
Mughal scholar Mehrunisa Khosa stumbles on a conspiracy
to destroy the Taj Mahal when she discovers the
murder of the Taj supervisor, and the Quranic calligraphy
on the tomb of Queen Mumtaz altered to suggest
a Hindu origin of the Taj Mahal.… That urban legend
had always existed. Now, though, someone was conspiring
to make it come true.
In the case of the famed marble monument, all was
not on the surface. A vast labyrinth ran underneath
— closed to visitors — where Mehrunisa was trapped
once. In a series of suspenseful twists and turns, the
action traverses from the serene splendour of Taj Mahal
to the virulent warrens of Taj Ganj, from intrigue-laden
corridors of Delhi to snowy Himalayan hideouts….
As a right-wing Hindu party ratchets up its communal
agenda and Islamic militants plot a terror attack, in the
dark corners of his devious mind a behrupiya, a shapeshifter,
is conniving to divide the nation in two. To save
the Taj Mahal, Mehrunisa must overcome a prejudiced
police and battle her inner demons as she sifts the multiple
strands that lead to the conspirator.