Author bio

Kanika Dhillon

Kanika Dhillon - book author

Kanika Dhillon is the author of books: Bombay Duck Is A Fish, Shiva & the Rise of the Shadows, The Dance of Durga

Author books

When Neki Brar moves to Mumbai to make it as a film-maker in Bollywood, little does she suspect that she will find herself standing on the terrace of her building, a bottle of wine and her diary in hand, plotting how best to jump. A small town girl, Neki has one ambition: to live in Mumbai and make it big as a film-maker. As she comes closer to her dream, she is also faced with a new reality. The make-believe sets of Bollywood, the cramped existence with her three roommates and the battle for power on the sets of her debut film as an assistant director force her to understand the ground rules here if you don t learn the art of survival, the train back home is your only option. Falling in love with the second lead actor, the charming Ranvir Khanna, further complicates her life, along with the realisation that she seems to have a unique ability to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and in the middle of every disaster that happens on the film sets. Battling political games, rivalry, love, betrayal and burning egos of film stars, she discovers the beauty of her own ambition and the ugliness of true love. The stakes are high. The dreams are big. The pressure is tremendous. If unfulfilled dreams keep you alive, can broken dreams push you to end it all?
The world may just be ending. Cities across the world have been decimated by nuclear bombs, the air and water are poisoned and humanity is dying out. Shivas parents have been killed and his brother has disappeared. But he is determined to survive the bizarre new world, hiding in Dharavi, Mumbai, with his little cousin sister Vasuki, the only family left to him. Until one morning, when Shiva wakes up in a new school, with no memory of how he got there. And he finds that this school is like no other and his classmates are unlike people he has ever met before. They can do strange and impossible things dissapear, influence minds, telekinesis but why is he here, when he has no such special ability? Slowly and surely, Shiva discovers new and frightening things about himself as he is sucked into the ancient battle between the Shadows and the Keepers, the result of which will change the world forever.
Rajjo was always different. Hauntingly beautiful and determined, her ability to predict the future marked her out as special even when she was a child growing up in rural Punjab. Married young to an abusive older man, she runs away to Rani Maa’s ashram.

Here, Rajjo sets herself up as a Godwoman - rich and powerful - in the surreal world of the ashram, where belief, sensation and commerce come together in a
heady mix.

Even as she settles into her new role as Durga, she falls passionately in love with Harsh Vardhan, who is married to another woman. Now Durga must choose. Will she fulfil her destiny or write her own future?

The Dance of Durga is a powerful drama about human desire, faith, and a woman’s journey to find true love.