Moin Mir is the author of The Prince Who Beat the Empire, which traces the annexation of Surat, India’s greatest port, by the East India Company and the rise of Meer Jafar Ali Khan, the intrepid Prince of Surat who goes on to lead a riveting legal counterattack against the colonising corporation. Mir’s previous work is the co-authored Mirza Ghalib and the Mirs of Gujarat. He is currently working on his next book set in 18th century Europe and India
A fascinating story of triumph and fortitude and the life and travails of an Indian Prince in Victorian England who fought the Empire and also found true love in 19th century London"
Dominic West says: "This is a moving story of a deeply sympathetic hero, a majestically stylish Indian Prince who took on and defeated a monolithic tyrant. A man who won over Victorian England with charm and decency. Mary Jane, the English actress's love for him and his country is so affecting: that out of his fight with the English political establishment came an affection and a long and everlasting connect to it.