It is 1025 AD. The mighty Chola empire that controls much of
southern Bharatvarsha is helmed by Emperor Rajendra Chola
I – a man as enigmatic as his kingdom is renowned. Known
for his might and vision, he has now set his sights upon the
southern seas, governed by the powerful Srivijaya empire.
But his victories also bring forth stories of those affected by his
ambition. Of an unnamed princess forced to fend for herself
among enemies after everything she has ever known is destroyed
by the ravaging Chola forces. Of Maharaja Sangrama, captive
in an alien land, who is torn between his enmity tempered by
an unusual friendship with the elusive Rajendra Chola and his
fierce determination to return to his kingdom.
Told through the eyes of a prisoner of war and a princess
without a kingdom, The Conqueror is a magnificent narrative –
of war and conquest, of loss and death, of kingship and legacy.