ISBN 9788184952360,Invisible Empresses of the Raj

Invisible Empresses of the Raj



Jaico Publishing House

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788184952360

ISBN-10 8184952368


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

General & world history

Unraveling the Lives of the Vicereines of India In 1858, the entire landmass of India came under direct control of the British Crown. To reflect the status and role of the Governor-General as representative of the monarch to the feudal rulers of the princely states, the term Viceroy and Governor-General of India was applied. His consort was accordingly elevated to Vicereine. From the first, Charlotte Canning, through to the ultimate Vicereine, Edwina Mountbatten, (including the most alluring Lady Curzon,) this is the biographical history of the 'Invisible Empresses,' illustrating what it was to occupy the most powerful position accessible to a woman in the age of the British Empire in India.