A Mysterious Death at Sainik Farms

by Rukmani Anandani

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-1954-4
  2. Pages: 240 pages
  3. Date: May 2012


When Ugrasen, the domineering patriarch of a family, drops dead at No. 22 Sainik
Farms, everybody in the household is horrified and confused. While his three sons
and wife reel under the shock, his fourteen-year-old niece Anjali knows something
is amiss. She sets out to unravel the truth. Knocking on private investigator
Ganapati Iyer’s door is her first smart move.
It’s now up to Ganapati and his north Indian namesake, Vinayak, to get to
the bottom of the mystery. The collaboration between the two is an odd and
interesting one, with Vinayak perpetually wanting to upgrade Ganapati’s skills
with the ladies and the gifted south Indian quoting couplets from the Kural for
Vinayak’s benefit.
The real question is: Will this improbable duo succeed in exposing the


Rukmani Anandani has been, in turn, a mathematician, an accountant, a
journalist, a photographer and an activist. Her first short story, ‘Wanted a Wife’,
was published in The Patriot. Her stint in journalism started with the Bangkok
Post and later included India Today, The Sunday Mail and The Indian Express. Her
freelance photographs have appeared in many publications including The Illustrated
Weekly and The Week. At different times, different places have been home to
her; and these range from Beirut to Bristol, via Ethiopia. She loves Delhi with
its magnificently picturesque landscapes and fine-looking monuments and it has
been her home for the past many years now.

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