Here’s Anurima, the second novel Khushwant Singh spoke about. It takes us to Sonapur, once a princely state, now a bustling city, where the lives of three people, very unlike each other, collide in unusual circumstances. There’s Royina, young but stubbornly quiet; Krishan, a charismatic young artist… And then there’s Elise, a Jew from Austria, who spends her last days reliving memories of Sonapur’s lost glory. Memories whose dominant figure is the hauntingly beautiful Princess Anurima. Mesmerising and dream-like, Anurima is also Royina’s journey into that past, a journey in which she rediscovers herself.