Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses

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In Maharnis Lucy Moore brilliantly recreates the lives of four princesses - two grandmothers, a mother and a daughter - of the Royal courts of India. Their extraordinary story takes in tiger hunts, exotic palaces and lavish ceremonies in India, as well as the glamorous international scene of the Edwardian and interwar era. It is also an intimate portrait of four remarkable women - Chimnabai, Sunity, Indira and Ayesha - who changed the world they lived in. Through their lives Lucy Moore tells the history of a nation during an era of great change: the rise and fall of the Raj from the Indian Mutiny to Independence and beyond.

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'Enthralling' -- Daily Telegraph

‘A remarkable tale of remarkable women that is full of surprises and delights, and beautifully told’ -- Literary Review

‘Erudite, poignant and compelling.' -- Simon Sebag Montefiore

‘You can almost hear the rustle of silk as you leaf through this brilliant and romantic true story’ -- Mail on Sunday

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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