Dust of Ages: An 1857 Romance
by Vandana Shanker
Published: June 27, 2017.
1857. Captain Richard Smith watches the walls of the Red Fort as death and mayhem rage on the streets of Delhi. Somewhere in the city is Princess Meera, the ruler of Navgarh, his wife of three years.
2016, Shiv Sahai, a young Indian art historian and Ruth Aiken, a British scholar hear rumours in the bylanes of Navgarh – about a princess who married a British soldier to save her kingdom.