Today we are releasing new book of Bestselling Author of Taj Trilogy. Her first novel, The Twentieth Wife, won the 2003 Washington State Book Award. Her second novel, The Feast of Roses, is a sequel to the first and continues the story of Empress Nur Jahan.
Rights to the Taj Trilogy have been acquired for a television series in India.
THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT by Indu Sundaresan
By the time Queen Victoria slipped the kohinoor on her wrist, the gem had travelled around the world, changing hands over the centuries from one ruler to another in Persia, Afghanistan and India.
The fascinating story of this 105-carat diamond opens in 1830, when the Indian Maharaja and founder of the Sikh empire, Ranjit Singh, takes possession of the massive jewel that has been passed from man to man, king to king, and emperor to emperor, through bloodshed and destruction, since the 1200s. When Ranjit Singh dies, four of his sons are slaughtered in wars with the British and the diamond is left to Prince Dalip Singh, a six-year-old child. The British governor-general orders that the Mountain of Light be secreted out of India in 1850, and the teenage-king Dalip Singh follows the diamond to London to officially present it to the queen as a spoil of the Sikh War. He is fêted and petted by the British monarchy for a long while—until he realizes that all that Britain gives him cannot make up for the loss of his country and its celebrated diamond.
Told in her inimitable trademark style, Indu Sundaresan’s The Mountain of Light is a wondrous and historically rich tale, as clear and as dazzling as a diamond itself.
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Title – The Mountain of Light ; Author – Indu Sundaresan ; ISBN – 9789351160915
Price – Rs. 299 ; Format – B / Paperback ; Extent- 352 Pages ; Category- Historical Fiction