Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Book Overview

A debut fantasy novel by Nandita da Cunha, publishers, Rupa & Co

One girl's journey into the world of Maya...

The book can be bought online at www.oxfordbookstore.com, www.fabmall.com, http://www.prakashbooks.com and www.ndtvshopping.com and internationally at www.indiaclub.com and www.amazon.com

It is available across bookstores in India

From the back cover:
A captivating fantasy, that will plunge you headlong into one girl’s adventures in the enchanting world of Maya. Seven leaps across seven skies later, how will Tara cope with the hypnotic Caliph Sojah, the mysterious Cicis, the lazy Flatte, Dholakia, and of course the omnipresent wicked Destroyer, who is set on taking over the musical pipes of Maya….

“The Magic of Maya took me back to my childhood and transported me to a world of fantasy, illusion, even dark, sinister forebodings.
Lucidly written, with a fine sense of rhythm, Nandita's debut sparkles like a well -cut gem.”
-- Shobhaa Dé, novelist and columnist

“A modern day Alice in Wonderland, with action -- fast and frenetic -- swirling between parallel worlds.... There's enough magic here, and wordplay, to keep the young reader engrossed and entertained. With "The Magic of Maya" in hand, who needs television or computer games?”
--- Anil Dharker, senior editor, writer and columnist

"Once opened, “The Magic of Maya” is a magical journey that entices you into a world of melodies and lets you escape into a fantastical world.
A must read for all young readers."
--- Raell Padamsee, theatre personality