A Princely Impostor?: The Kumar of Bhawal and the Secret History of Indian Nationalism

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Permanent Black, 2004 - Identity (Psychology) - 429 pages
This Book Tells The Incredible Story Of The Prince As Pauper, Of Pauper As Resurrected Prince. Parth Chatterjee`S Retelling Of The Notoriously Famous `Bhawal Sannyasi Case` - One Of India`S Best-Known And Most Historic Legal Battles - Is Narrative History Of The Finest Kind. It Is Replete With Dramatic Incident, Sexual Debauchery, Family Violence, And Political Intrigue. It Is An Epic Story Of War Within A Household Which Spills Out Into The Social Life Of Colonial Bengal; And Beyond, Into The Administrative And Legal Fabricof India During The Heyday Of Nationalism; And Then Beyond That Again, Into Spirituality And Philosophy, Legend And Folklore, Theatre And The Cinema.

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