An authentic, definitive and no‐holds‐barred narrative of one of the most significant royal personality in the sphere of Punjab politics tightly loaded with fascinating incidents and moments.
The title begins with how Patiala kingdom came to be established and how it sustained for centuries and later moves with the portrayal of the early years of Amarinder Singh (a scion of that kingdom).
The title also features the Indo‒Pak war zone of 1965 and lastly focuses on the combative arenas of Punjab politics.
The subterfuges of politicians and others in trying to ensure their dominance are shown in the title with brutal honesty.
The pages reveal behind‐the‐scenes intrigues, plots and counter‐plots, Operation Bluestar and its repercussions that have been objectively recorded.
Khushwant Singh was an Indian novelist, lawyer, journalist and politician. After working as a lawyer in Lahore Court for eight years, he joined the Indian Foreign Service upon the Independence of India from British Empire in 1947. Khushwant Singh was decorated with the Padma Bhushan in 1974. But he returned the award in 1984 in protest against Operation Blue Star. In 2007 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India.