Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses

Front Cover
Penguin UK, Sep 2, 2004 - History - 384 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

The Perfect book giving us an insight into the life of 4 royal ladies as well as their husbands the Kings of 3 princely states. THis book gives the account of the Indian political scenario for a time period of some 100 years. This book also gives us an idea of the governance of 3 states ie the States of Jaipur, Cooch Behar, Baroda. 

Selected pages


The Status of an Indian Princess A Tale of

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Lucy Moore is the author of The Thieves' Opera and Amphibious Thing and edited Con Men and Cutpurses. She writes often for the Observer, Telegraph, regularly appears on TV and is considered one of Britain most exciting historians.

Bibliographic information