A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur

A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur

Author: Gayatri Devi, Santha Rama Rau

Format: Paperback

Pages: 408

ISBN: 9788171673070

Language: English

Publisher: Suryaprabha Prakashan

Release Date: January 31, 2010

Description du Livre

She is the daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and the widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She was raised in a sumptuous palace staffed with 500 servants and she shot her first panther when she was twelve. She has appeared on the lists of the world's most beautiful women. Gayatri Devi describes her carefree tomboy childhood; her secret six-year courtship with the dashing, internationally renowned polo player, Jai the Maharaja of Jaipur; and her marriage and entrance into the City Palace of the 'pink city' where she had to adjust to unfamiliar customs and life with his two wives. Jai's liberating influence, combined with Gayatri Devi's own strong character, took her well beyond the traditionally limited activities of a Maharani. This is an intimate look at the extraordinary life of one of the world's most fascinating women and an informal history of the princely states of India, from the height of the princes' power to their present state of de-recognition.

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