Cover of: Maharanis | Lucy Moore

Maharanis

the extraordinary tale of four Indian queens and their journey from purdah to parliament

1st American ed

Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A rare, exotic portrait of the matriarchs of a brilliant Indian familyRanging 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 India's national growing pains through the sumptuous, audacious lives of four ravishing, influential women of the same family—Sunity Devi, friend to Queen Victoria; Chimnabai, fierce nationalist; Indira, her flamboyant daughter; and Ayesha, her equally fashionable daughter—who fought tirelessly and with incomparable grace to turn an ancient tradition of noblesse oblige into a progressive democracy. BACKCOVER: "Scintillating. Moore revels in every detail—from the elegance of the maharanis' attire, to the complexities of Indian family life and politics, to the trauma and heroism of breaking with tradition."—Booklist (starred review)"A fascinating picture of a vanished world."—Sarah Bradford, author of Lucrezia Borgia

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-332) and index

Genre
Biography

Classifications

Library of Congress
DS480.45 .M6327 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 351 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
351

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17144640M
Internet Archive
maharanisextraor00moor
ISBN 10
0670033685
LC Control Number
2004057195
Library Thing
362109
Goodreads
844469
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