Praise for My Books

"Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a gifted writer of great promise. I have a gut feeling we have a new star rising in Punjab's literary horizon. She has an excellent command of English and a sly sense of humour."
- Khushwant Singh on The Long Walk Home

"An enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder."
- India Today on Earning the Laundry Stripes

Friday, 1 June 2012

Delhi Launch of The Taj Conspiracy

A shout out to Delhi bloggers and my Dilli dosts!

Come join us on 7 June at Blue Frog for the launch of The Taj Conspiracy! It promises to be a fun event, with dramatised readings, Q&A, and unveiling of the book by Mr Muzaffar Ali, yes, he of the Umrao Jaan (original) fame :)

For those of you coming fresh to this blog, here's a brief synopsis of the book:

  Book Summary of The Taj Conspiracy

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 calligraph 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 shape shifter, 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. 

It's a Thursday, workday, but we're starting late - 7.30 pm - so drop by for a fun and engaging evening. As they say, mushkil nahin hai kuch bhi agar thaan lijiye :)


  1. Best wishes for a successful event!!

  2. Best wishes for the launch, Manreet and may you see the sales soaring:)

    1. Just the wishes I need - bought your copy yet :) Many thanks!

  3. That sounds delicious! May the force be with you!