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TitleThe last queen / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
AuthorDivakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956- author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780063161870 (paperback)
International Standard Book Number 0063161877 (paperback)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813.54 23
Personal Name Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956- author.
Title Statement The last queen / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
Edition Statement First U.S. edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Ã2021
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY HarperCollins [2022]
Physical Description xvi, 362 pages ; 22 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
General Note Originally published in India in 2021 by HarperCollins India.
Summary, Etc. "'I am Rani Jindan, Mother of the Khalsa. That is my identity. That is my fate.' 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 distrusted the British and fought hard to keep them from annexing Punjab. Defying tradition, she stepped out of the zenana, cast aside the veil and conducted state business in public. Addressing her Khalsa troops herself, she inspired her men in two wars against the 'firangs'. Her power and influence were so formidable that the British, fearing an uprising, robbed the rebel queen of everything she had, including her son. She was imprisoned and exiled. 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."--Amazon.
Subject-Personal Name Jindan, Rani of Panjab, 1817-1863? Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Queens Fiction. India Punjab
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft