NEW DELHI, July 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — HarperCollins is proud to announce the publication of The Secret Keeper of Jaipur from the New York Times bestselling author, Alka Joshi.
About the Book
Will the secret-keeper of Jaipur reveal what has remained buried for so long?
It is the spring of 1969. Lakshmi, now married to Dr Jay Kumar, is working at the Shimla community clinic. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young tribal woman, Nimmi, when he leaves to begin an apprenticeship at the Jaipur Palace. The royals’ latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema.
Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy, and favors flow from Jaipur’s royal palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a young street urchin, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that still serves him well. But it is only when Lakshmi, the real keeper of Jaipur’s secrets, intervenes, that things can truly right themselves.
Alka Joshi says: “One of the joys of writing the Jaipur trilogy is spotlighting South Asian stories that delve deeper into the remarkable history, varied traditions, delectable cuisines, triumphs and heartaches of my birth culture to the global sphere. Daily, I hear from passionate readers who feel they now have a far better understanding of our people and their positive influence across the world.”
Praise for The Secret-Keeper of Jaipur
“Alka Joshi is a master storyteller.”
CHRISTY LEFTERI, author, The Beekeeper of Aleppo and Songbirds
“An applause-worthy encore.”
“An engaging and powerful story.”
PAM JENOFF, author, The Lost Girls of Paris
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A New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick
“Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page.”
“Romantic, old-time Rajasthan leaps to life in skilled hands…I can hardly wait for Alka Joshi’s next masterpiece.”
“A thrilling ride to an unknown destination.”
“Lakshmi Shastri…empowers me.”
About the Author:
Alka Joshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist. Born in India and raised in the United States since the age of nine, she has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband.
Fiction | PB | Rs 399
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About HarperCollins Publishers India:
HarperCollins Publishers India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins India publishes some of the finest writers from the Indian Subcontinent and around the world, publishing approximately 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalogue of more than 2,000 titles across 10 imprints. Its authors have won almost every major literary award including the Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Award, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Award, Publishing Next Award, Tata Literature Live Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Prize, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and the Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India has been awarded the Publisher of the Year Award three times: at Publishing Next in 2015, and at Tata Literature Live! in 2016 and 2018.HarperCollins India also represents some of the finest publishers in the world including Egmont, Oneworld, Harvard University Press, Bonnier Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet.
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