ISBN 9788121612074,Maharaja: The Lives Loves & Intrigues Of The Maharaja Of India by dass diwan jarmani|autho

Maharaja: The Lives Loves & Intrigues Of The Maharaja Of India by dass diwan jarmani|autho

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ISBN 9788121612074
Publisher

Hind Pocket Book

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788121612074

ISBN-10 8121612071
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 435 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Maharaja: The Lives Loves And Intrigues Of The Maharaja Of India 1st Edition is an insider's version of the indolent lifestyle led by the royal families of pre-partition India. It narrates in great detail their opulent and extravagant way of life, the harems and palaces they maintained for their pleasure, the royal hunts and darbars they indulged in to appease their egos, and the politics that was played out in the royal courts to retain their princely states. The book is divided into four parts. One part describes in great detail the private life of the Maharaja, including episodes from his day to day life, his quirks and eccentricities, his meeting with Mussolini, the royal feasts and get togethers, the magnificent palaces, his interactions with his wives and mistresses, and his last days. The intrigues in the palace regarding succession to the throne and the role of the British in propping up the Maharaja and supporting his rule are also elaborated upon. The second part of the book is an insightful account of the Maharaja's role in politics. It explains the political structure of pre-independence India and the role of the princely states in the Indian freedom movement including the Round Table Conferences. It also lists out the salutes and honours which were the customary rights of the royal families. The final part of the book narrates the status of princely states and their integration after the independence of India from the British in 1947. The book also has a section of rare photographs of the royal families and their guests. There are photographs which highlight the varied lifestyle of the royals, their tiger hunts and foreign jaunts, the cross section of people who visited them and the beautiful women that they interacted with. Maharaja: The Lives Loves And Intrigues Of The Maharaja Of India 1st Edition is one of the rare books to give an insight into the courts of the erstwhile Indian princely states. It brings to life a bygone era and also reveals the lavish and wasteful lifestyle that they led, as well as the political intrigues and games they played to preserve their rule.

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