The Chowdhury Palace

Durga is a beautiful woman, orphaned when she was a small child. Debu is a tall, dark and handsome guy who comes from a rich Zamindar family. Debu and Durga fall in love. But Debu is reluctant to start a relationship with Durga as he fears he would die young. This is because the Chowdhury family has been under a curse that dates back to the British era. The first-born of each generation dies young, purportedly killed by the spirit of Kadambari, a young woman murdered by the notorious Shankar Dakat, the founder of the Chowdhury family and their Zamindar. Here is an excerpt of what he tells Durga….

“Sadness returned to Debu’s face. Cradling my face in both his hands, he said, ‘Durga, we can’t get into a relationship. I suffer from Marfan Syndrome. It’s a genetic disorder because of which I have a weak heart. And then, there is the matter of the curse…’ He faltered.”

How will this curse affect Debu and Durga’s relationship?
Murder in the Chowdhury Palace”: ebook will be released in the third week of March and the paperback will be released on 15th April.

Debnarayan Chowdhury: Durga’s lover in “Murder in the Chowdhury Palace”

Debnarayan Chowdhury: Debu – Darkly handsome, rich and brooding…Want to meet Debu? Read “Murder in the Chowdhury Palace”

 Listen to Durga as she tells us how she met Debu and what was her first impression about her…

“I  first met Debnarayan Chowdhury while we were doing our Masters in Pure Physics at Rajabazar Science College. He was one of the brightest students in our batch. Debnarayan came from a small village, Kakdihi in Midnapore. Although I was above average height, he still towered over me. Later I came to know that all his family members, including the ladies, were tall. He was over six feet tall, lanky, fair, and had delicate and rather prominent features. There was an air of an aristocrat about him and, it was very evident that he came from a wealthy family.” “Murder in the Chowdhury Palace”: ebook will be released in the third week of March and the paperback will be released on 15th April.

Durga – The protagonist

Murder in the Chowdhury Palace

Durga, the protagonist of this book is a young, beautiful and bright student. She had been orphaned at childhood. Here is an introduction to Durga in her own words:

“My name is Durga. I don’t remember my parents; they died in a car accident when I was six months old. My granny brought me up, but she too died when I was ten years old. Then, my maternal uncle and his wife became my guardians. My mami didn’t like me, and I was sent away to boarding school, while my parents’ property was cunningly taken away from me. They used the money to build a palatial house in Chandannagore, a house in which I was not welcome. So I grew up in poverty while my uncle and his family lived very comfortably off my parents’ hard-earned money. At an early age, I understood the value of money, and I promised myself that not only would I become a success in life but I would also become rich and famous someday.” 

Want to know more about Durga? Read “Murder in the Chowdhury Palace.

“Murder in the Chowdhury Palace” :ebook will be released on the third week of March and the paperback will be released on 15th April.

Murder in the Chowdhury Palace

What if someone you loved… was murdered? How far would you go to bring a killer to justice?

Orphaned in her childhood, Durga has always longed for wealth, security and, above all, a sense of belonging. She finds it all when she marries Debnarayan Chowdhury, heir to an immense, multi-crore estate.

But the Chowdhury family has been under a curse that dates back to the British era.  The first-born of each generation dies young, purportedly killed by the spirit of Kadambari, a young woman murdered by the notorious Shankar Dakat, the founder of the Chowdhury family and their Zamindari.

When her father-in-law Birendranath dies unexpectedly, Durga and Debnarayan come down to the ancestral home in Kakdihi, a small village near Kolkata. The moment Durga enters her new palatial home, she crosses a threshold of terror. She loses her husband within a month of her marriage and finds herself a widow in a houseful of strangers. Are Debnarayan’s and Birendranath’s deaths accidental?

Everyone in her new family and the neighborhood appear to be friendly. Most of them have a motive to kill her. A well-meaning neighbor tells her, ‘Run from this place. You have no friends here.’  Is she, the current owner of the estate, now on the murderer’s radar?

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Gauri – the Victim

A successful model with an engineering degree whose big budget film with a Telugu superstar is nearing completion. But in spite of being beautiful and a prosperous career woman, she continues to remain in an abusive relationship with the son of an influential politician, Akash Akula. She confuses violence and abuse for love. There is no economic reason for staying with Akash as she is the only daughter of the wealthy businessman Ramesh Kamalakar. She has left and come back to Akash many times, before finally deciding to leave him for good. She is supported in her decision by her childhood friend Madhav, who is himself in love with her.