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Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses Hardcover – 2 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; 1st Edition edition (2 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670912875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670912872
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.5 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 968,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Fascinating ... engrossing, an absorbingly intelligent and thoughtful book [with] an unusually strong feeling of authenticity' -- Sunday Times

About the Author

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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Really enjoyable and readable account of 20th centruy Indian history. Lucy Moore really brings to life the lives of her four princesses, and the worlds they inhabited. Highly reccommended.
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This book not only tells the (true) stories of four maharanis - it also gives a huge amount of detail about Indian history in the twentieth century, such as the relationship between the princely states and the British government and how independence affected the ruling families. It is a rather poignant look at a world that no longer exists. The book is full of quirky facts / memories which make the history of these families come alive. I have read many books on indian history but this one was very different in that it had such a strong human angle. I can't wait to visit India again - I will see places such as Jaipur very differently now that I know more about the history of its ruling family.
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A rich colourful and adventurous book. You'll feel like you've travelled back in time to pre independent India when you read this.An informative, an insight into the policical situation and role of women in India at the time. Absolutely beautiful.
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I really want to read this book, but the kindle book is faulty. Every few pages it skips to the notes or index, and I cannot go back to the place I was at. I am so frustrated as this promised to be an interesting read. I cannot find a way to contact Amazon kindle about the fault to get a replacement. Disappointed.
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I revisited this book after 8 years prompted by a trip to Rajasthan. Wonderful to see the places so vividly described in this book. An insight into the Indian fixation with alcohol, many of the male protagonists were alcoholics.
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This was enjoyable and informative especially if you live in East Sussex where the families stayed and their children were educated.
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Fascinating book for all lovers of India , and of twentieth century history.
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2nd time reading this book. Takes you back to the eras. Wonderfully written.
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