An epic love story, in the tradition of THE FAR PAVILIONS, set during the Indian Mutiny. From M M Kaye's THE FAR PAVILIONS to Julia Gregson's EAST OF THE SUN, the Indian Raj has been a rich source of bestsellers. ZEMINDAR is one of the greatest ever written. A magnificent, twisting, turning love story unfolds against a backdrop of exotic splendour as Englishwoman Laura Hewitt accompanies her cousin and fiance, first to Calcutta and then to the fabled fiefdom of Oliver Erskine, Zemindar - or hereditary ruler - of a private kingdom with its own army. But India is on the verge of the Mutiny, which will sweep them all up in its turbulence. Not one of them - not even the Zemindar himself - will remain unchanged by this violent rebellion against the Raj.