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#Review: The Misadventures of a Diamond Thief by Lubaina Bandukwala

The Misadventures of a Diamond Thief
Author: Lubaina Bandukwala
Publisher: Penguinsters

Steeped in the vibrant setting of Charminar, ‘The Misadventures of a Diamond Thief’ is a tantalizing blend of historical intrigue and fantastical escapades. Navigating the clash between tradition and personal aspiration, Sahabzada Hawa Singh Rafu Chakkar (Rafu) takes readers on a rollicking journey through the bustling streets of Hyderabad. Bandukwala crafts a delightful narrative, weaving together the allure of thieving djinns, the pursuit of culinary passion, and the pursuit of the Shah-i-Noor diamond.

As Rafu grapples with his familial legacy and his yearning for a life beyond theft, readers are treated to a tapestry of cunning courtiers, enigmatic thieves, and an unexpected dose of humour courtesy of an exasperating horse. The scent of pulavs and kebabs lingers in the air, adding a sensory delight to Rafu’s high-stakes quest.

Bandukwala’s vivid prose effortlessly transports readers between the realms of history and fantasy, keeping them hooked as Rafu races against time to fulfil his dual objectives. ‘The Misadventures of a Diamond Thief’ is a giggle-filled, heartwarming adventure that skillfully explores themes of ambition, identity, and the pursuit of dreams. With its rich cultural backdrop and charismatic protagonist, this book is a delectable treat for readers of all ages, leaving them eagerly turning pages until the very end.

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