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