Rishi and the Karmic Cat

by Nandini Bajpai

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3596-4
  2. Pages: 208 pages
  3. Date: September 2015


Rishi and Karishma are living a routine life in the US with nothing more exciting to deal with than middle school—until their cat starts talking. He reveals that they need to find the Jiva Sutra—the ancient Book of Life–before it falls into evil hands. Could they really be the chosen ones entrusted centuries ago with the book, born again to restore it for the benefit of all beings? Will the lizard-born Hiramani, an enemy from that past life, seize it before them and use its powerful life force for his own nefarious ends?

Teaming up with a host of wild creatures and the world’s oldest trees, Rishiand Karishma set off on a dangerous quest that takes them from Americato India and Tibet. From the ruins of an ancient university in Nalanda, to the
forests of Gir, and the Temple of the Saffron Cats in Tibet, the brother and sister must battle the evil Hiramani in their bid to save the Jiva Sutra and restore balance to the earth.


Nandini Bajpai grew up in New Delhi, one of four sisters and many cousins, in a family that liked to read. Although she has dabbled in corporate finance, business analysis and fostering shelter animals, her first love is writing. She is the author of Red Turban, White Horse: My Sister’s Hurricane Wedding and Starcursed. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, kids, their dog Yogi and cat Bikky.

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