Author: William Dalrymple
Publication Year: 2003
The book recounts the true story of a love affair between a British resident, James Achilles Kirkpatrick and Khair-un-Nissa Begum, a noblewoman with Mughal lineage in the early nineteenth-century Hyderabad. During the time of their love affair, India was still struggling under British rule and was hostile to such union but this did not hinder the couple’s undying love for each other which is still remembered today. Though these books remain true to history but still has that charisma and flair of a great romantic novel.