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Endemol Shine India acquires rights of Richa Mukherjee’s 'Kanpur Khoofiya'

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The novel follows two protagonists – a small-town private investigator, Prachand Tripathi and his wife, Vidya Tripathi.
MUMBAI: Content production house Endemol Shine India has acquired rights of author Richa Mukherjee’s new novel, 'Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt. Ltd', which was published in August by Harper Collins India.

The Story Ink was the advisor on the deal.

“We are always on the lookout for stories and characters that are authentic, relatable and enjoyable. For a while now we have been focused on developing quality content, not just for the Indian market but something that would elicit curiosity across the world,” said Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India. “'Kanpur Khoofiya' is such a story that works across mediums and geographies. This book’s wide appeal is what caught our attention when we were first introduced to it by The Story Ink.”

A crime-fiction adventure laced with humour and intrigue, the novel involves two protagonists – a small-town private investigator, Prachand Tripathi and his wife, Vidya Tripathi. When a curious new case requires them to tail a movie actress, and she goes missing, the couple find themselves under the glare of the police and must put their skills to the test before they become victims of a dangerous game.

This is the first-ever option deal for Mukherjee, whose debut novel, ‘I Didn’t Expect to Be Expecting’, a humorous take on pregnancy, was published in 2018.

Mukherjee's debut novel ‘I Didn’t Expect to Be Expecting’ was published in 2018.​
<p>Mukherjee's debut novel ‘I Didn’t Expect to Be Expecting’ was published in 2018.<br></p>

Endemol Shine India has previously optioned several books published by HarperCollins India, including Yudhanjaya Wijeratne’s 'Numbercaste', Arjun Raj Gaind’s 'Maharaja Mystery' trilogy and Shweta Taneja’s 'Anantya Tantrist' trilogy.

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A master storyteller, a craftsman of words, Amitav Ghosh who turns 63 today is so much more than just the author of bestselling books. Ghosh is the first English author to be conferred the Jnanpith Award 2018 for his outstanding contribution to English literature. His writing has this innate ability to connect the past with the present and weave through beautifully varied worlds. While reading his works, one can easily traverse from the historical era to the modern era. Ghosh has often said that although he writes in English, but he processes his thoughts in Bengali. The author had a multicultural upbringing what with spending his formative years in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He currently resides in New York with his wife Deborah Baker. The author's works deal with themes of history, travel, political strife, diaspora, love. They tend to go across borders, countries, are often larger-than-life. The winner of numerous awards, his work has been translated into more than 30 languages and has served on the juries of Locarno and Venice film festivals. His latest offering, 'Gun Island' is a thought-provoking piece about climate change, migration and the refugee crisis. Here's a look at five must-reads of the author:
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