In 1922 Bombay a curse has fallen upon a royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic accident. The royal ladies and the British Raj are in dispute over the education of the crown prince - but the ladies live in purdah and do not speak to men. Enter Perveen Mistry, India's only female lawyer. She is determined to bring peace to the royal house, but realises she has walked into a trap. But whose trap? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace's deadly curse?