princely state that decides to go against Nehru.A
Queen who knows that the King will marry thrice.A
palace witnessing betrayals and vengeances.
This is the middle of 20th
Century. Indian subcontinent is witnessing the biggest bloodbath in its known
history- the partition. Princely states are face to face with the questions of
existence and democracy is slowly creeping in the system. A princess who born
at a small royal palace in Gujarat was destined to the prince of Marwar- the
mightiest state of its time. But, there were signs of warning scattered all
around. As she became the Queen of Marwar, the political war attained its peak
with back-stabbers sharpening their saw.
From the princely state
of Dhrangdhra to the state of Jodhpur, Krishna emerges as a royal figure who
was subjected to challenges at every step. Choices are limited- take the step
forward or surrender. What Krishna will do in the democratic era where rivals are
dotting the city of Jodhpur also known as the Blue City.
Ayodhya Prasad Gaur is a Corporate Communications professional, a theater artist, an avid traveler and motivational speaker. He started writing while pursuing a Master’s degree at JNV University and later worked for regional and national newspapers including Hindustan Times. His first book—a biographical novel about the life and time of the last queen of Marwar—has been termed as the ‘first biographical novel’ of Hindi literature.
Gaur is a founding member of the Press Club in Jodhpur, the city where he currently resides, and Rajasthan Heritage and Nature Society (RAJHANS).