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The Misadventures of a Diamond Thief

The Misadventures of a Diamond Thief

Lubaina Bandukwala
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Sahabzada Hawa Singh Rafu Chakkar (Rafu), a descendant of the legendary Time-Travelling, Thieving Djinns, wants to abandon the family tradition of stealing jewels to pursue his true passion—cooking. However, when the king of djinns tasks him with a mission to steal the Shah-i-Noor diamond in the newly built city of Haiderabad, Rafu reluctantly accepts. His secret agenda? The diamond is his ticket to his dream.

With only two weeks to get the coveted gem, Rafu finds himself entangled in a web of cunning courtiers, mysterious thieves and a most annoying horse, all while the tantalizing aroma of pulavs and kebabs constantly distracts him. Racing against the clock, Rafu’s adventure unfurls as he strives to turn his dream into reality. How far will he go?

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Nov/2023

ISBN: 9780143463269

Length : 176 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

The Misadventures of a Diamond Thief

Lubaina Bandukwala

Sahabzada Hawa Singh Rafu Chakkar (Rafu), a descendant of the legendary Time-Travelling, Thieving Djinns, wants to abandon the family tradition of stealing jewels to pursue his true passion—cooking. However, when the king of djinns tasks him with a mission to steal the Shah-i-Noor diamond in the newly built city of Haiderabad, Rafu reluctantly accepts. His secret agenda? The diamond is his ticket to his dream.

With only two weeks to get the coveted gem, Rafu finds himself entangled in a web of cunning courtiers, mysterious thieves and a most annoying horse, all while the tantalizing aroma of pulavs and kebabs constantly distracts him. Racing against the clock, Rafu’s adventure unfurls as he strives to turn his dream into reality. How far will he go?

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Lubaina Bandukwala

Lubaina Bandukwala trained as a journalist but followed her heart into children’s publishing as a writer, editor and curator of children’s
literature festivals.

With an impressive editorial career, Lubaina has contributed her editing prowess to numerous publications for esteemed media houses, including DNA, The Times of India and Time Life. She has also held the role of a consulting editor for Scholastic India and HarperCollins India. As a writer, Lubaina has showcased her versatility by crafting both fiction and non-fiction. Her works include titles like The Chowpatty Cooking Club and Let’s Do This Together: Math Stories to Solve published by Penguin Random House India.

She is passionate about promoting Indian children’s literature through literature festivals for kids. She founded the children’s literature section at the prestigious Kala Ghoda Arts Festival and her very own Peek A Book Literature Festival, held at the Royal Opera House in Mumbai.

As the awards director for BK Foundation, she helped set up the Binod Kanoria Children’s Book Awards and also serves as the Director of Communication for the Jane Goodall Institute, India.

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