FAR PAVILIONS By M.M.KAYE

A book I read long time ago. A story of an orphan British child raised by his ayah. Caught up during the revolt of 1857 against the British in India. His identity changed to Ashok and is raised as an Indian by his ayah till he finally is send back to Britain.  He comes back to India as a young British officer,  falls in love with an Indian princess. His lady love is to be married to a lecherous elderly king. She refuses to run away with her but soon finds herself as a widow and obligated to perform sati. Finally, they manage to escape…. Far Pavilions is a beautiful story.  It was also adapted into a movie and TV series.