Engraved in Stone

Engraved in Stone (Hachette India; 2012. ISBN: 9789350094488), the third book in the Muzaffar Jang series, is set in the winter of 1656-57 CE.

This novel finds Muzaffar in Agra. The Mughal armies, led by the ambitious Diwan-e-kul, Mir Jumla, are headed for a campaign in the Deccan—and Mir Jumla himself, briefly halting at the home of a wealthy merchant in Agra, summons Muzaffar when the merchant is killed. By whom? And what other long-forgotten secrets will Muzaffar unearth in the course of this investigation?

Engraved in Stone is now available in major bookstores in India, and can also be ordered online at Flipkart, Infibeam, and Book Adda, and other stores.

Or, download the Kindle edition at Amazon UK, by clicking here.


8 thoughts on “Engraved in Stone

  1. I enjoyed reading Engraved in Stone and I look forward to more books in this series. The details, the descriptions, and the style are indeed a treat to the senses. I was a little disappointed with the ending though, felt a little forced. But on the whole, a wonderful read! I’m surprised the book isn’t available in many shops in Delhi.


  2. Thank you, Aakash! I’m glad you enjoyed the book – and thanks for the feedback, too. I’m currently working on the next book in the series, so yes, there is more Muzaffar Jang in the offing.

    Can you tell me which bookshops in Delhi you tried and couldn’t find the book? That’ll help me follow up with the publisher and make sure it goes out to more bookstores.


  3. This is great news indeed! I look forward to the next one. I tried quite few book shops on Janpath – I like going to small bookshops, and I love the one that Salim bhai runs near the entrance of the Janpath Market – and almost none had it. Finally one of them obliged, procured one with great difficulty.


  4. Okay, thanks for letting me know. I guess what with large chain bookstores ruling the roost, the smaller bookstores get left out of the publishers’ distribution networks, unless the book or author in question happens to be really big.
    I’ll let Hachette know about this. Thanks, again!


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