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Publisher:Rupa & Co.
Published In:2008
ISBN-10:8171673074
ISBN-13:9788171673070
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:750.00 gms
Pages:pp. [ix] + 408, Plates (Partly Col.), Map, Index

The book "A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur Revised & Updated Edition, 24th Impression" is written by Gayatri Devi. This book was published in the year 2008. The ISBN number 8171673074|9788171673070 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. [ix] + 408 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Rupa & Co.. We have about 3448 other great books from this publisher. A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur Revised & Updated Edition, 24th Impression is currently Available with us.

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About the Author

She is the daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and the widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She was raised in a sumptuous palace staffed with 500 servants, and she shot her first panther when she was twelve. After she had won a seat in the Parliament of India, John F. Kennedy introduced her as "the woman with the most staggering majority that anyone has ever earned in an election." She has appeared on lists of the world's most beautiful women.

Gayatri Devi, describes her carefree tomboy childhood with her brothers and sisters in the palace of Cooch Behar and on their adventurous trips with their elegant mother to London and the Continent; her secret six-year courtship with the dashing, internationally renowned polo player, Jai, the Maharaja of Jaipur; and her marriage and her entrance into the glittering life of the City Palace of the "pink city" of Jaipur, where she had to adjust to unfamiliar customs and to life with jai's two other wives.

jai's liberating influence, combined with Gayatri Devi's own strong character, took her well beyond the traditionally limited activities of a Maharani: she founded several progressive schools and she won unprecedented success in the political arena. In recent years-Gayatri Devi has had to face tragedies as great as her former triumphs, and she writes movingly of these as well.

A Princess Remembers presents an intimate look at the extraordinary life of one of the world's most fascinating women, and an informal History of the princely states of India from the height of the princes' power to their present state of de-recognition. Cover Painting : Pietro Annigoni
Book Design : Vivek Sahni
Cover : Vivek Sahni

Contents

Part I :
1. A Visit to Baroda
2. My Parents' Marriage
3. Children of the New Maharaja
4. Family Life in Cooch Behar
5. The Duties and Delights of Royalty
6. England, the Continent, and Calcutta
7. The Maharaja of Jaipur
8. I Become Engaged

Part II :
9. Our Wedding
10. Palace Life in Jaipur
11. Wartime
12. Independence
13. The Rajpramukh of Rajasthan

Part III :
14. India's New Government
15. The Swatantra Party
16. Campaigning for Election
17. Members of Parliament
18. Ambassador to Spain
19. Jai's Last Polo Game

Part IV :
20. Further Chance
21. The Emergency
22. Tihar Jail
23. Post Emergency
24. My Life Today