Jindan Kaur was the daughter of the royal kennel keeper and went on to be Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s final queen. Her son Dalip inherited the throne on the younger in the past of 6 and he or she grew to become the queen regent. She dominated properly in his stead and resisted the British strongly.
According to the writer, it’s “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.”
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a famend Indian American writer and poet. ‘Arranged Marriage’, her first assortment of tales gained an American Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Award, and a Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. Since then she has written a number of novels and a few have been bestsellers. She was additionally a TOI Write India writer within the second season of the competition.
On her upcoming ebook she stated, “I am delighted to be partnering with HarperCollins to bring the amazing and largely-forgotten Maharani Jindan Kaur to readers. From the beginning, I was struck by her strength and unfaltering courage even as she goes through the worst challenges of her life. Delightfully human with her faults and foibles, the resolute Jindan has been an inspiring companion to me through these troubled times. I trust she will do the same for all who pick up this book. I am additionally excited because the book has already been optioned by Endemol Shine for a movie.”
This won’t be her first written work to be tailored. Her ebook The ‘Mistress of Spices’ was launched as a movie in 2005, starring Aishwarya Rai and Dylan McDermott. Her ebook ‘Sister of my Heart’ was made right into a Tamil tv collection by the title of Anbulla Snegithiye (Loving Friend). Other works have been tailored into performs and/or had their movie rights offered.
The ebook is being revealed by HarperCollins India and can be launched on 22 January 2021.
Diya Kar from HarperCollins India stated, “We are thrilled to be publishing Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni again. Chitra’s matchless storytelling is a great gift to the world. What a perfect time to be given this incredible story of a remarkable woman, a real icon for us today. I can’t wait for The Last Queen to be read—and loved.”