|About the Book|
About the BookAnand is a precocious, slightly obsessive, eleven year old who thinks that adults are more often than not more crazy and irresponsible than children. At heart he is a bureaucratic little boy who dislikes adventures and unplannedMoreAbout the BookAnand is a precocious, slightly obsessive, eleven year old who thinks that adults are more often than not more crazy and irresponsible than children. At heart he is a bureaucratic little boy who dislikes adventures and unplanned trips. He talks and acts as if he is older than his years and always comes first in class. His hobbies include mugging up cricket statistics and learning new words from the thesaurus. Anand feels safe when bound by rules and regulations which his happy-go-lucky parents fail to provide, making him feel extremely vulnerable and insecure. This time he is forced to travel to a distant village to meet his fathers friend whose ancestors were dacoits. There, he quickly makes friends with the twins, Bakul and Putul and along with his driver friend, Kammu, the four of them get embroiled in an adventure full of secret passages, murder and clues leading to a mysterious hidden treasure. This story is the second of a series of Anands adventures, the first being, The Incident at Saheb Bagan.About the AuthorPaushali Ganguli grew up in Satna, Madhya Pradesh and Kolkata, got her college and university degrees in Mumbai and has since settled there. She has worked as a lecturer in colleges, a teacher in schools, a crossword puzzle maker for a syndicate and as a secretary to a land shark. She has also worked in ad agencies as an assistant director. She made some animation shorts, one of which won a National Award and has directed a childrens film too. For the last few years she has been writing short stories and for various television shows. She is married to her writer, artist, cartoonist and filmmaker husband and has a musician son.