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The last queen : a novel of courage and resistance Book
Book | First U.S. edition. | William Morrow, New York, NY : [2022]

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Sharp-eyed, stubborn, and passionate, Jindan was known for her beauty. When she caught the eye of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, she was elevated to royalty, becoming his youngest and last queen--and his favorite. And when her son, barely six years old, unexpectedly inherited the throne, Jindan assumed the regency. She transformed herself from pampered wife to warrior ruler, determined to protect her people and her son's birthright from the encroaching British Empire. Defying tradition, she stepped out of the zenana, cast aside the veil, and conducted state business in public, inspiring her subjects in two wars. Her power and influence were so formidable that the British, fearing an uprising, robbed the rebel queen of everything she had, but nothing crushed her indomitable will. An exquisite love story of a king and a commoner, a cautionary tale about loyalty and betrayal, a powerful parable of the indestructible bond between mother and child, and an inspiration for our times, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's novel brings alive one of the most fearless women of the nineteenth century, one whose story cries out to be told.

  • ISBN: 9780063161870
  • Physical Description: xvi, 362 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2022]
  • Copyright: ©2021.
  • General Note:
    Originally published in India in 2021.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references.

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