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The Last Queen

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Product Type: Fiction
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Author: Chitra Banerjee
Condition : New
Binding : PAPERBACK

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  • Author : Chitra Banerjee
  • Publisher : HarperCollins India
  • Edition : Classic Edition (3 February 2022)
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Fiction
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'An unforgettable story about the fearless, much-feared queen whom history seems to have forgotten.' Shabana Azmi

Daughter of the royal kennel keeper, the beautiful Jindan Kaur went on to become Maharaja Ranjit Singh's youngest and last queen, his favourite. She became regent when her son, Dalip, barely six years old, unexpectedly inherited the throne. Sharp-eyed, stubborn, passionate, and dedicated to protecting her son's heritage, Jindan fought hard to keep the British from annexing Punjab. Her power and influence were so formidable that the British imprisoned and exiled the rebel queen. But that did not crush her indomitable will.

An exquisite love story of a king and a commoner, a cautionary tale about loyalty and betrayal, and a powerful parable of the indestructible bond between mother and child, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's unforgettable novel brings alive one of the most fearless women of the nineteenth century, an inspiration for our times.

From the Back Cover

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's "The Last Queen" beckons readers into the intriguing world of the Indian subcontinent's historical tapestry. The novel unfolds the captivating saga of Rani Jindan, the fearless and charismatic last queen of Punjab. As the consort of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Rani Jindan's life is marked by opulence and tragedy as she grapples with political upheavals, treacherous court intrigues, and the clash between tradition and the winds of change. Divakaruni, a master storyteller, weaves a spellbinding narrative that transports readers to the royal courts of 19th-century India. Rani Jindan's resilience and determination come to life, painting a vivid portrait of a queen who defied societal norms and faced the tumultuous era with unwavering strength. "The Last Queen" is not just a historical account but a celebration of a remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on history. Divakaruni's rich prose and meticulous research bring this forgotten queen to the forefront, making this novel an enthralling exploration of love, loss, and the enduring spirit of a queen who stood defiant in the face of adversity.

 

About the Author

Chitra Banerjee:

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning and bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher of writing. Her work has been published widely, in magazines and anthologies, and her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages. Several of her works have been made into films and plays. Her last novel was the award-winning bestseller, The Last Queen, film rights to which have been bought by a major production house. She lives in Houston with her husband, Murthy, and has two sons, Anand and Abhay. She teaches in the internationally acclaimed Creative Writing programme at the University of Houston. Chitra tweets @cdivakaruni and she loves to connect with her readers on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chitradivakaruni/