Author: Devkinandan Khatri
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Manju Gupta
Publisher: Star Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8176500879
This classical novel was originally published in Hindi under the title ‘Chandrakanta’ about 60 years ago. The novel still continues to be one of the best seller in Hindi, and has been published in several other languages of India. Millions of copies of Hindi editions have been sold till date.
So much popularity of this novel was one of the reasons that prompted us to bring out the English version. It is the story of princess Chandrakanta who unknowingly lands in the mysterious ruins near her father’s kingdom, where strange and unusual happenings take place. In order to save her, prince Veerndra Singh, accompanied by his ‘aiyars’ (spies) reaches the cavern where the princess is held in captivity. He over comes all kinds of obstacles and owner of a vast treasure trove in the process.
It is a captivating story of court intrigue; mysterious events, ingenuity and bravery, and readers would like to read the novel again.