The secret keeper of Jaipur / Alka Joshi.
Back in the Pink City where he was once a wily street urchin, Malik, assigned to help Samir Singh's feckless son Ravi build the new public cinema, finds his livelihood, reputation and the people he loves most threatened after Ravi implicates him in a ruthless scandal.
1969. Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education, and leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. He finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur's Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the balcony of the Facilities Office's new cinema collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. Searching for the truth, Malik untangles a web of lies. -- Adapted from jacket.
- ISBN: 9780778331858
- ISBN: 0778331857
- Physical Description: 357 pages : map ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, 
- Copyright: ©2021
Sequel to: The henna artist.
20 unnumbered pages at the back of the book includes: acknowledgments, glossary of terms, Indian gold: a woman's retirement fund; Taking inspiration from Indian food, and two recipes.
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