jungle prince

Renowned Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair at the Kolkata preview of photographer Nemai Ghosh’s exhibition “Satyajit Ray and Beyond,” presented by Delhi Art Gallery in Kolkata Aug. 16, 2013. (IANS photo)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair will be adapting the 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist New York Times story and podcast, “The Jungle Prince of Delhi,” into a drama series.

Written by Ellen Barry, the story delves into the history of the royal family of Oudh, which lived in a ruined palace in Delhi and claimed to be the heirs to the fallen kingdom.

Nair is attached to direct the project and will also executive produce. Amazon Studios has secured the rights to develop the drama series.

“The Jungle Prince of Delhi” will narrate a personal story of a displaced family, set against the backdrop of the Partition of India.

“Barry’s beautifully written tale of the Oudh family revealed deeper truths rooted in the violence and trauma of the Partition of India,” said Caitlin Roper, head of scripted entertainment for The New York Times.

Nair has received a BAFTA, Academy Award, and Golden Globe nomination for her work previously. She is known for “Salaam Bombay!” “Mississippi Masala,” “Monsoon Wedding,” “Vanity Fair,” “The Namesake,” “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” and “The Queen of Katwe.”

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