Author: Jaipal Singh
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188575216
This novel is woven around the astonishing life of Samru Begum. It is set in the latter half of eighteenth century Delhi and its environs. The Mughal empire had been reduced to impotence by repeated attacks from its adversaries. Its capital was rapidly decaying. Even the police force was hand in glove with the criminals.
It was in this sleazy environment that a courtesan of humble origin rose from a salon of dancing girls in Delhi, to the important position of the chief of a principality of North India with a corps of troops of her own, which she commanded effectively. She befriended the high and mighty of the land including the different Governors General of the East India Company and their Commanders-in-Chief. Shah Alam the Mughal emperor described her as my most beloved daughter.
A well researched and exciting reconstruction based on a remarkable life.
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