Based on an eyewitness account of life in royal harems, these stories describe the very human interaction between men and women in this milieu. They highlight power play, disinheritance and the threat of assault, which are perennial concerns for women.
This form of life existed throughout history in many parts of the world, including Asia, Africa and among the Aztecs and Incas in the Americas. It may still exist in some regions of the globe. In Europe, polygamy was prevalent among the Vikings. Among European royalty, although plural marriages did not exist, kings typically had mistresses. These fictional narratives, set in Rajasthan, create an elegant tapestry amidst the backdrop of Rajput grandeur and chivalry.