History bears testimony to the fact that the jet black Bidriware statues have mesmerized people from all around the world. Aaradhya, an engineering graduate, finds herself in the middle of a deadly mental storm when she realizes that a Bidriware statue has turned into a nightmare for her and is giving her sleepless nights. She begins her quest to unravel the truth and undertakes a journey full of thrill, deceit and betrayal. Things take a dramatic turn when she discovers that her mission has turned suicidal and could ruin her future and destroy her family. The situations take her through a roller coaster ride through several monuments like the Bidar Fort, Jharni Narsimha, the Gurudwara and the Charminar area of Hyderabad to name a few. The answer to her questions lies in a secret hidden by her father.A secret that can shatter several lives and curse those who commit crimes in the city of the Red Soil. Read 'CURSE OF THE RED SOIL' to experience a blend of suspense, thrill, love, history and mystery all at once! About The Author: Durgesh Shastri is a Computer Networks Engineer currently working as an Asst. Professor in GNDEC, Bidar. A social worker; his NGO is actively involved in spreading computer and social awareness in rural areas. His first book, '12 Strokes Of Life', has been critically acclaimed by many professional reviewers and readers alike while his short stories have featured in 5 anthologies in 2014 alone. He also has a poem to his credit, published in an international poetry book 'When Cupid Struck its arrow', which was reviewed by the famous Indian actor, Aamir Khan. An alumnus of the prestigious PES University and RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, Durgesh has always been a voracious reader and the works of Sidney Sheldon and Jeffrey Archer have motivated him as a writer. He has reviewed several books online and continues to try his hand at creative writing during his spare time.