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To The Blue King’s Castle

To The Blue King’s Castle

Adventures In the Underground Forest

Prasenjit Gupta
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When Ritu goes shopping in an ordinary mall in an ordinary city on an ordinary day and takes a perfectly ordinary escalator to the lowest floor, the last thing she expects is to step out into the Underground Forest.

Trapped in this gloomy Forest, Ritu meets the Resident Magician, Serendipitous, and his assistant, Blanc-Noir. They need her help to go to the Blue King’s Castle, for within the castle, locked away in Dodgson’s Box, lies the spirit of Happiness. But the journey is long and the perils many. The road to the Castle leads through the Outcasts’ Village, past Girnewala Falls, through Mediapolis, through the Bureaucrats’ Maze. There are liars and philosopher-robbers, rabid-seeming dogs with wings, and cars that run only on high-octane emotions. And Ritu discovers, nothing is ordinary in this most extraordinary of adventure lands.

This novel’s epic sweep, its humour and charm, its references to classic works like The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, make it pure pleasure for those who enjoy language and wordplay, invention and adventure.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Jul/2011

ISBN: 9780143331131

Length : 216 Pages

MRP : ₹199.00

To The Blue King’s Castle

Adventures In the Underground Forest

Prasenjit Gupta

When Ritu goes shopping in an ordinary mall in an ordinary city on an ordinary day and takes a perfectly ordinary escalator to the lowest floor, the last thing she expects is to step out into the Underground Forest.

Trapped in this gloomy Forest, Ritu meets the Resident Magician, Serendipitous, and his assistant, Blanc-Noir. They need her help to go to the Blue King’s Castle, for within the castle, locked away in Dodgson’s Box, lies the spirit of Happiness. But the journey is long and the perils many. The road to the Castle leads through the Outcasts’ Village, past Girnewala Falls, through Mediapolis, through the Bureaucrats’ Maze. There are liars and philosopher-robbers, rabid-seeming dogs with wings, and cars that run only on high-octane emotions. And Ritu discovers, nothing is ordinary in this most extraordinary of adventure lands.

This novel’s epic sweep, its humour and charm, its references to classic works like The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, make it pure pleasure for those who enjoy language and wordplay, invention and adventure.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback
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Prasenjit Gupta

Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and has been translated into more than forty languages, and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2017. Roy has also published several works of non-fiction, including The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers and Broken Republic. She lives in Delhi..

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