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

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Penguin UK, Sep 2, 2004 - History - 384 pages
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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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User Review  - libnicolah - LibraryThing

An entertaning and absorbing account of the lives and lifestyle for a unique group of women - and how they coped, or didn't, with change. The text jumps around a little, but generally it is an enjoyable read. Read full review

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User Review  - Meggo - LibraryThing

A well written if tightly focused work. This book was a fascinating snapshot of a now lost era which left me with a profound feeling of nostalgia for something lost when I put it down. I would have ... Read full review

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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.

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