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Parveen Chhibber

Educated in the West Indies (Trinidad), Dehradun and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Parveen Chhibber has a postgraduate degree in science. He has completed a tour of duty with a territorial unit of the Indian army, and worked for a latter-day incarnation of the presidency banks. The Companion: A Tale of 1857 was conceived at Agra, some eight years before its first print edition in 2007. A second edition, revised and edited, was released in 2014 in digital format through Kindle. Band of Gold: The Sinners, from its handwritten draft to its first publication in digital format in 2015, has been in the works for over six years, and is now available in both print and digital format.


Robert Clive's suicide (1774), Rajah Nandakumar’s hanging (1775), to Ellenborough’s grabbing of the Gwalior throne (1843), and Ram Mohan Roy's embassy on behalf of Akbar II, and his untimely death in England (1833); the Gurkha Wars (1814-16) and the First Afghan War (1838-1842) — started, unnecessarily, in the midst of the ferocious famine of 1837— One ring and one narrative, binds them all together. The stage is set in 19th-century India—a time when racial prejudice is beginning to harden with the support of the law makers. What seems to be an innocent circus performance presentation turns into a real life police arrest and the account of the struggles of an English-Indian boy ...

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