The Islamic State has spread its tentacles in India, penetrating stealthily into the academia, media and politics. The mastermind is Shamsur Ali, a physicist from Bangladesh. To destabilize India, he wants to create a sort of apocalypse, which the 21-year-old Kubha must prevent at any cost, come what may. In a brazen attempt at legitimizing the demolition of one of the most prominent historical structures in India, someone—unbelievably, it could be both Hiranyagarbha Bharata, a radical Hindu outfit, and the Islamic State—resorts to a big deceit. Afsar Fareedi, a linguistic paleontologist, catches the fraud. In the melee, there are three gruesome murders, including that of her father, perhaps to eliminate all traces of a carpet which, Afsar discovers, has a lot hidden in its mysterious motifs. At the centre of all this is a verse composed by the maverick mathematician, Aryabhata, some 1,500 years ago.
Praises for The Aryabhata Clan
1. "In India, we don't have many women characters donning the hero's cap. Women in pivotal roles aren't the norm yet. They've been portrayed as the victimised, abused and oppressed gender for ages. I have immense belief in the power of women and my books have always portrayed women as superheroes - because they are indeed" - The Asian Age (Wednesday, 31 January 2018)
2. "The message of the book is simple - I'd like people to read up more about history and also get an in depth view of contemporary issues at the same time. It's about time we read and form our perspectives about issues without prejudice" - The Asian Age (Wednesday, 31 January 2018)
3. "This is a tale of a master plan to destabilise India by a Bangladeshi physicist Shamsur Ali and how the spirited 20-year old Kubha will save India from the impending apocalypse" - DNA (Saturday, 31 March 2018)