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Harappa - Curse Of The Blood River

by Vineet Bajpai
CategoryHistorical Fiction
Reading level12+ years


(20 customer reviews)


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2017, Delhi – Vidyut’s dying ancestor summons him to Banaras. The old Brahmin chieftain of the Dev-Raakshasa Matth, or the God-Demon Clan, bears a chilling secret. Their bloodline carries an ancient curse that will plague mankind – towards its own violent extinction.

1700 BCE, Harappa – Harappa is a magnificent city on the banks of the mighty Saraswati river. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta, paving the way for his devastating revenge…and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation.

2017, Paris – The world’s most powerful religious institution is rattled. Europe’s dreaded crime lord meets a mysterious man in Paris. A lethal assassin boards a train, as Rome fears the worst. The prophesied devta has returned.

What connects Banaras, Harappa and Rome? What was the ancient curse and who was the last devta? What is the terrible secret behind the fall of the colossal Indus Valley? Read on as you travel through a saga of deceit and violence, gods and demons, love and ambition.


“Harappa knits 3,700 years, powerful ancient and modern-day characters, and a nail-biting conspiracy – all in one literary thriller.” – Times of India

“Vineet’s style of narrative and backdrop does remind (the reader) of Dan Brown, but Vineet has surpassed him in terms of vision and imagination” –

“Harappa is definitely the next Bahubali…” – Mala Ramakrishnan

“Very nicely written book…” – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Vineet…weaves a whole alter reality with Harappa…a magnum opus!’ – 94.3 FM, Radio One

“Bajpai sets you up perfectly for the dark revelations…of the great storyline he has created in Harappa.” –

“Harappa…a blend of history, mythology, religion and crime.” –

“Harappa…is a mix of history, mythology and fantasy…The story has the visual effect of a screenplay.” – Asian Age

“Harappa…fiction fills the gap left by reality…in a Dan Brown fashion.” – Mid Day

“Lending a true Dan Brown-esque vibe, author Vineet Bajpai weaves a gripping narrative…introduces a myriad elements and yet manages to keep them together…brilliant…unputdownable experience for the reader.” – Hindustan Times


Additional information

Weight 0.225 kg
Dimensions 21.50 × 14.00 × 2.00 cm



8.5" X 5.5"





Publishing Year

June 2017

20 reviews for Harappa

  1. Ritzee

    I just finished all 3 books of Harappa series, mind blowing plot!

  2. Akash

    Picked it from a book store recently and so much liked every page.

  3. Sanya P

    Eagerly looking forward to read the sequel – Pralay.

  4. Namita

    Loved the style of storytelling, simply superb!

  5. Meenal

    Is there a book club discussing this book? I have many thoughts to share.

  6. Sanjeev Singh

    I finished the book in just 4 days. A personal record.

  7. Kavita

    Looks like I am going to read all of Vineet’s books. Loved the story, characters….

  8. Anil S

    An interesting read! Loved the way Banaras has been described.

  9. Saumya R

    Vidyut is so charming, I wish I could meet him in real. 🙂

  10. R.S. Tiwari

    I am so into mythology and found this book simply… enriching.

  11. Parul

    The book highlights our glorious past. Our heritage is so rich.

  12. Kapil

    This was my first book in Indian Mythology genre and I am hooked already. I really loved the writing style of Vineet.

  13. Anupam

    I have recommended this book to my parents and my friends.

  14. Book Lover

    Must read! I am in love with the characters.

  15. Vikas

    An amazing story, loved all the characters!

  16. Kirti

    Wow! I learnt just so much about history through this book.

  17. P. Narayan

    The ending of the book is a real cliff-hanger. Adventurous story.

  18. Pragati

    One of the best I have read recently.

  19. Tanya

    I heard there is a movie being made based on Harappa!

  20. Sumit K

    Harappa and our history have so much to offer. I learnt a lot through this book.

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