This riveting historical narrative is more full of drama than any fiction. With the death of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, the great Punjab empire he had built was riven by intrigues, betrayals, assassinations and wars until the British finally annexed it, seizing the Koh-i-noor diamond and sending the young Maharajah Dalip Singh into exile in Britain. Khushwant Singh brings this turbulent period to vivid life in this page-turning account of the collapse of a once-mighty kingdom.
About the Author
Khushwant Singh - One of India's best-loved columnists and writers, Khushwant Singh (1915-2014) was the author of several novels, including the classics Train to Pakistan; A History of the Sikhs; and an autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice. He was founder-editor of Yojana, and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, Hindustan Times and National Herald. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.