When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young womans parents are dead set against the union. Shes from a high-caste family; hes an Untouchable, from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsis father locks her up and promises to hunt down the lover boy dog. Fortunately, Indias Love Commandos, a group of volunteers dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, come to the rescue. But just after they liberate Tulsi, Ram is mysteriously snatched from his hiding place.
The task of finding him falls to Indias Most Private Investigator. Unfortunately, Vish Puri is not having a good month. Hes failed to recover a cache of stolen jewels. His wallet has been stolen and hes having to rely on his infuriating Mummy-ji to get it back. And to top it all, his archrival, suave investigator Hari Kumar, is also trying to locate Ram. To reunite the star-crossed lovers, Puri and his team of operatives must infiltrate Rams village and navigate the caste politics shaped by millennia-old prejudices.
About the AuthorTarquin Hall is a writer and journalist who has lived and worked in much of South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the US. He is the author of Mercenaries, Missionaries and Misfits: Adventures of an Under-age Journalist; To the Elephant Graveyard; and Salaam Brick Lane: A Year in the New East End.