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Dag­gers of Trea­son from The Curse of The Mughal Se­ries, win­ner of the Bev­erly Hills Book Awards, was launched at a me­dia event in the city last month. Au­thor Ni­raj Sri­vas­tava spoke to the press and di­vulged some de­tails about the book, con­tain­ing some very in­ter­est­ing facts about the Mughals. The book also brings out the grandeur and mys­tery of the mighty Mughals. Ni­raj Sir­vas­tava hails from an il­lus­tri­ous fam­ily of doc­tors (three gen­er­a­tions of Oph­thal­mol­o­gists), but de­cided to de­vi­ate into man­age­ment. In­sanely pas­sion­ate about cars and books, he has a for­mi­da­ble per­sonal li­brary of over 15,000 ti­tles. Be­ing a di­rect de­scen­dant of Di­wan Rai Gur­buksh Singh, Di­wan to the erst­while Ma­haraja Chet Singh of Benares, the au­thor rev­els in the re­gal and cer­e­mo­nial melo­drama of an­cient royal courts. Dag­gers of Trea­son is an ex­plo­sive ac­count cov­er­ing the last years of Ak­bar’s rule, with the lin­ger­ing mys­tery of Anarkali and the treach­er­ous shad­ows of a royal court. Grip­ping and thrilling, it’s his­tor­i­cal fic­tion at its best. In ad­di­tion to the book se­ries, Ni­raj has signed up with a Hol­ly­wood com­pany, Suerte Hold­ings, Los Angeles, to de­velop a tele­vi­sion episodic se­ries, which he is work­ing on and should be out soon.

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