The Last Queen By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Last Queen is novel of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s youngest and final queen Jindan Kaur by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, printed in 2021.
Daughter of the royal kennel keeper, the attractive Jindan Kaur went on to turn out to be Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s youngest and final queen; his favorite. She turned regent when her son Dalip, barely six years outdated, unexpectedly inherited the throne. Sharp-eyed, cussed, passionate, and devoted to defending her son’s heritage, Jindan distrusted the British and fought laborious to maintain them from annexing Punjab. Defying custom, she stepped out of the zenana, solid apart the veil and carried out state enterprise in public. Addressing her Khalsa troops herself, she impressed her males in two wars in opposition to the ‘firangs’. Her energy and affect have been so formidable that the British, fearing an rebellion, robbed the insurgent queen of the whole lot she had, together with her son. She was imprisoned and exiled. However that didn’t crush her indomitable will.
An beautiful love story of a king and a commoner, a cautionary story about loyalty and betrayal, and a strong parable of the indestructible bond between mom and baby, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s unforgettable novel brings alive one of the vital fearless ladies of the nineteenth century, an inspiration for our instances.