Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses
In Maharnis Lucy Moore brilliantly recreates the lives of four princesses - two grandmothers, a mother and a daughter - of the Royal courts of India. Their extraordinary story takes in tiger hunts, exotic palaces and lavish ceremonies in India, as well as the glamorous international scene of the Edwardian and interwar era. It is also an intimate portrait of four remarkable women - Chimnabai, Sunity, Indira and Ayesha - who changed the world they lived in. Through their lives Lucy Moore tells the history of a nation during an era of great change: the rise and fall of the Raj from the Indian Mutiny to Independence and beyond.
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Review: Maharanis: The Extraordinary Tale of Four Indian Queens and Their Journey from Purdah to Pa rliamentUser Review - Patricia Doty - Goodreads
Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed the historical account of the four Maharanis of India and how their courage and willfulness helped shape the environment of modern day India for the women of today. Lots to learn about a country I knew virtually nothing about! Read full review
Review: Maharanis: The Extraordinary Tale of Four Indian Queens and Their Journey from Purdah to Pa rliamentUser Review - Somya Sharma - Goodreads
This was one of my impulsive purchases but I think I quite enjoyed reading it. Aah its always fun to read about how blue blooded mortals spend their life and this book gives you a nice peep into lives of much written about royal ladies. Paisa vasool! Read full review