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Maharanis : A Family Saga Of Four Queens (Paperback)

Author: Moore, Lucy

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A rare, exotic portrait of the matriarchs of a brilliant Indian family
Ranging from the final days of the Raj and the British Empire to the present, Lucy Moore vividly re-creates a splendid lost world and describes Indiaas national growing pains through the sumptuous, audacious lives of four ravishing, influential women of the same familyaSunity Devi, friend to Queen Victoria; Chimnabai, fierce nationalist; Indira, her flamboyant daughter; and Ayesha, her equally fashionable daughterawho fought tirelessly and with incomparable grace to turn an ancient tradition of noblesse oblige into a progressive democracy. BACKCOVER: aScintillating. Moore revels in every detailafrom the elegance of the maharanisa attire, to the complexities of Indian family life and politics, to the trauma and heroism of breaking with tradition.a
a"Booklist" (starred review)
aA fascinating picture of a vanished world.a
aSarah Bradford, author of "Lucrezia Borgia"


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143037040
SKU 202157326
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143037048
Release Date 6/27/2006
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