Here comes the Sultan!

Razia and the Pesky Presents

The first and only female Sultan of the Delhi Sultanate, Sultan Razia is furious.

Someone’s sending her the peskiest presents possible: poems on sultanas, girly dresses and palkhis amongst other things. Who is the pest behind these annoying gifts?

And will the Fabulous Forty be able to solve this mystery?

A History Mystery is just that – a mystery set in history! Loaded with humour they are sure to have you gasping, for facts are often as surprising as fiction. 

Did Razia insist on being called Sultan and not Sultana?

Did she defy social customs that existed at the time for women – in her dress and travel arrangements?

Was there really a group of forty men loyal to the Sultan?

Read Razia and the Pesky Presents and find out for yourself in a riveting mystery.

Publisher: Duckbill Books (2015)

ISBN: 978-93-83331-20-8

Language: English

Rs. 175

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Book trailer of Razia and the Pesky Presents

Sizzling ears, twitching nose and pesky presents.

Much mystery is afoot!

“Natasha Sharma uses historical facts to weave a brilliant tale of Razia Sultan and the times she ruled in. The pesky presents are fictional, but based around real events in Razia’s life.”

The Good Book Corner

“Natasha Sharma continues to delight us with her absolutely amazing style of writing. She makes us laugh, think and even wonder about the present giver. The scenes described are so hilarious that I ended up laughing aloud so many times while travelling by train to work that my co passengers thought I had lost it.”

Indian Moms Connect

“What unfolds is a comic mystery set in the background of history, splattered with humorous episodes.”

“As in her earlier book on Ashoka, I admire the way the historical facts like the Fabulous Forty have been blended seamlessly and used to the story’s advantage.”

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