Maharanis: A Family Saga of Four Queens


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Through the sumptuous, adventurous lives of three generations of Indian queens--from the period following the Indian Mutiny of 1857 to the present, Lucy Moore traces the cultural and political changes that transformed their world. This is the fantastic nonfiction version of The Jewel in the Crown . Until the 1920s, to be a Maharani, wife to the Maharajah, was to be tantalizingly close to the power and glamour of the Raj, but locked away in purdah. Even the educated, progressive Maharani of Baroda, Chimnabai--born into ...

Maharanis: A Family Saga of Four Queens 2006, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780143037040


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