With a chapter title like "Allah's Desertion," we're gonna guess nothing good is about to happen.
Jahanara goes to the Red Fort disguised as an old woman to visit her father.
When she gets to her father's cell, Jahanara's dismayed to find that he's been overcome with illness again, and he's not doing well at all.
Jahanara storms out of the room to berate her father's guards and figure out why a physician hasn't been in to see him, but one of the guards is Aurangzeb's spy. He recognizes Jahanara despite her efforts at concealment.
Letting Dad get ill again was all a trap laid by Aurangzeb.
Jahanara is flung back into the cell and imprisoned. Again.
Jahanara keeps herself busy caring for her dying father.
Late that night, Khondamir shows up to torment Jahanara. He beats her, threatens the lives of Isa and Arjumand, and then violently rapes her.