THE TAJ CONSPIRACY

THE TAJ CONSPIRACY (English, Paperback, Manreet Sodhi Someshwar)

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THE TAJ CONSPIRACY  (English, Paperback, Manreet Sodhi Someshwar)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Westland
  • ISBN: 9789381626139, 9381626138
  • Edition: 2012
  • Pages: 412
Description

In this thriller novel involving a right wing Hindu party and an imminent terror attack by Islamists, a Mughal Scholar stumbles across a conspiracy to fake the history of the Taj Mahal, leading to its destruction.

Summary of the Book

Mehrunisa Khosa discovers the murder of a supervisor of the Taj Mahal, and an altered Quranic inscription to prove that the Taj was a Hindu monument. The discovery could prove disastrous, for although the theory had been abound for a long time, proving it could spark a controversy as strong as the Ayodhya conflict. In the labyrinths under the monument, Mehrunisa discovers plots that involve the machinations of a communal Hindu party and Islamic terrorists primed to attack the nation yet again.

About Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is an Indian writer. Her debut novel: Earning the Laundry Stripes was a best-seller.

She graduated from IIM Calcutta and began writing in 2006, earning critical acclaim.

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Publication Year
  • 2012
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  • Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
Ratings & Reviews
3.7
217 Ratings &
68 Reviews
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5

The Taj Conspiracy, the first of a three part trilogy, is highly compelling and befits the genre of a thriller very well. For author Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, it is a literary achievement with brilliant and engaging descriptions as well as a fast paced yet astounding plot.
The characters of the story are diverse, yet easy to associate with and envision as actual people. The author promotes a feeling of tension by creating intricate relationships based on love, hatred, as well as revenge.
Thi...
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Minoshka Narayan

12 Jun, 2012

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The Other Taj

...you know mention Taj, A Conspiracy; and people start thinking of the City By The Sea. Sodhi-Someshwar steers us gently to that other structure which has seen more than its share of tragedy,mystery,dreams.
If a book has you parceling off your kid for the day "which is good for your darling, you will have soo much fun", playing hookey from your own commitments, and then plonking that kid on the commode when he returns (and conveniently "forgetting" him so you can race through its final pag...
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Aneela Z Babar

20 Jun, 2012

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A thriller with a difference

I wasn't sure what to expect with a woman for the lead, certainly not guns and action..? I was pleasantly surprised, the woman lead provides a great foil to the two male cops she works with - and the trio really keep the pages turning. This is a writer who has an art for using the ambience, the weather, the surroundings to create effect. There are scenes that create a chill, creep up on you and spring a surprise - and all the elements in the scene work to make that happen. The central chara...
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V Patra

20 Jun, 2012

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Gripping presentation, based on thorough research! Very much Dan Brown-esque...

First of all, hats off to Manreet Sodhi for such a wonderful, fast-paced book! I read in one sitting on a Sunday, and it was a day well spent!
The story starts at break-neck speed with the female protagonist Mehrunisa Khosa stumbling upon a very unexpected scene right in the heart of the Taj. What follows is sheer research and solid writing skills, as Mehrunisa along with CBI investigator R. P. Singh set out unfolding the mystery. What is the Taj conspiracy? Who has plotted it? Is this extern...
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Anuj Tare

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1 Oct, 2012

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Inadequate

The level of English is better than many other contemporary Indian novels but the twist is predictable. The ending seems hurried and amateurish as compared to the rest of the story, as though the author was anxious to wrap everything up neatly before it went out of control. Mehrunisa's character is interesting, however the novel falls short of being a good thriller.
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Kruttika Nadig

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30 Sep, 2012

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Worthy of many readings...

When I got this book I was actually expecting a bit of history & drama. I did get that but with an amazing touch of suspense & fast-paced action. I specially loved the plot as it involved a lady protagonist Mehrunisa Khosa, who had every bit the charm of a sophisticated Mughal scholar & the wit and sharpness to go with it.The characters are wonderfully developed & this book is definitely a page turner. the historical facts are also dealt with in a very interesting way, leaving the reader curi...
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Rinaya Jena

23 Aug, 2012

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The Taj Conspiracy

I follow Manreet's blog and love her writing. Came to this book through that. Read The Taj Conspiracy and found it unputdownable! And with a brilliant ending. If you haven't read it yet, what you waiting for?! While I go read her other books...
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Martin Oliviere

17 Jun, 2012

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Easy read ,fast paced.

Enjoyed reading,Very interesting insights into the history of the Taj Mahal. cannot imagine the amount of research done to give authenticity to the Novel.Great pick,Will be a best seller for sure.Looking forward to the sequel.Loved the way the characters in the book have been etched.Mehrunisa Khosa the protagonist is a sassy girl with an unusual career choice researching history.Not too many Whodoneit books with a girl at the lead.The best part of the novel is it is believable.
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Kavitha

19 Jun, 2012

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Diving into Mystery

The book is about events revolving around Taj. The author has done her research and this is clearly seen in the authority of her writing. Aruguments and counter arguments gives you a neutral perspective about Taj. She takes on many theories about taj and throw light on the subject. Once you read the book, the reader is left with few thoughts and theories, with no conclusion. No conlusion does not mean no ending, but a conclusion about the taj itself. I'm sure that you will love this book espe...
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G Srikkanth

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15 Nov, 2012

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A very good book!

Manreet has done a good job with keeping up the suspense till the last minute! Amidst of so many conspiracies relating to TAJ.. this book comes with a fresh and very welcome perspective.

All in all a very good book to read!
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Shweta Momula

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12 Nov, 2012

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