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Lapka is a love affair of a local tourist guide and a billionaire European girl, set in the backdrop of Khajuraho.Khajuraho is a small village in central India, surrounded by 21 ancient temples, built between the 9th and the 12th centuries. After India’s Independence, Khajuraho once again became a major tourist attraction. Anna is unlike other tourists - she didn’t want to see Khajuraho, she wanted to write it. Write it so well that it would seem like a film. For this, she needed a guide who was also unlike others. “बृजभूषण चन्देल (बीबीसी), गाइड एंड विलेज टूरिज्म प्रोमोटर। सेवन लैंग्वेज एक्सपर्ट। ऑल्वेज़ एट योअर सर्विस।” This is the visiting card that our protagonist, Anna, the foreign tourist at Khajuraho, receives from the ‘Lapka’ BBC. ‘Lapka’ is a colloquial term referring to guides looking to attract wealthy female foreign tourists. What happens when Anna meets the Lapka known as BBC? What makes him so different from other guides? What secrets do the land of Khajuraho hold for our protagonists? Author Sunil Chaturvedi beautifully captures the mysticism of Khajuraho and invites us to take a peek into the lives and adventures of Anna, BBC, Naved, Ravi and many other interesting characters.