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A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur Read Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ood; her secret six year courtship with the dashing internationally renowned polo player Jai the Maharaja of Jaipur; and her marriage and entrance into the City Palace of the 'pink city' where she had to adjust to unfamiliar customs and life with his two wives Jai's liberating influence combined with Gayatri Devi's own. I visited the Pink City of Jaipur as I traveled through the state of Rajasthan in India The Pink Palace was alive in all its glory as I read this princess memoirs The people and rulers I had heard about from our guide in Jaipur were introduced by Gayatri as if they were alive and well for she was the third wife of the adopted Raja the last raja before the merger of Indian states fell under the new democratic country of India Gayatri Devi tells about the enchanted lifestyle of a princess in her own right of generations of princesses before she married the love of her entire life Jai the raja of Jaipur Dayatri s early life and life as a Raja s wife took her all over in majestic style to say the least through India to England to Spain and to Thailand Jai was a polo star in India and in England and Jai and his wife lived in the lap of luxury entertaining and being entertained by royalty I liken their lives to ueen Elizabeth Prince Philip and the royals Although Jai and Gayatri did much good for their state such as build schools and hospitals and treat Muslims and Hindus as euals it was hard for me to read that when the politics got tough in India Gayatri could jet set anywhere in the world to escape the blues Although the majority of the prince s wealth was taken away by the new government of India Gayatri continues to live in Jaipur in Lilypool in a much less extravagant style but still in much style than most people She has worked hard as a leader in the Parliament fighting for the rights of her Jaipur people She expresses the truth about the people who are now in power in India They are obsessed by money and profit Seeing so many people living in poverty with my own eyes throughout the north of India I know her words to be true Gayatri Devi describes the pomp and circumstance of a past life in India Drought poverty illiteracy and the destruction of beautiful artifacts continue to plague India The rajas of the past that were described in this book sincerely cared about the people they ruled

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A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur Read Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Strong character took her well beyond the traditionally limited activities of a Maharani This is 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. Gayatri Devi The Maharani Of Jaipur I must frankly confess that I am a socialist and a republican and am no believer in kings and princess or in the order which produces the modern kings of industry who have great power over the lives and fortunes of men than even the Kings of old and whose methods are as predatory as those of the feudal aristocracy Jawahar Lal NehruA princess remembers The memoirs of the maharani of Jaipur is a royally written book Although it s a literature about the life and times of a former Maharani but while reading this I feel that I was reading about the life of a political dynast of the 21st century IndiaMaharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur tells us about her early childhood days in the state of Cooch Behar She was the daughter of the maharaja of Cooch behar state She also shared about her travels abroad with her mother and father Though her father passed away when she was very youngHer mother was the daughter of the Gaekwar of Baroda Gayatri Devi was the third wife of the maharaja of Jaipur Throughout the book she mentioned her love for her husband How they travelled together in Europe America Southern America and other kinds of sojourn togetherShe also shared her political journey as a Member of the Parliament from the Jaipur constituency And her dissatisfaction with the incompetent and corrupt attitude of the politicians of the Great Indian Politics and inhumane Bureaucracy Kings ueens and other members of the Royal families of India enjoyed their life at the expenses of their subjects Although there were few princely states who before the Indian independence had done some good amount of development of their States and Jaipur was one of themAlbeit when India gained its Independence from their colonial masters most of the people at that time thought that a new dawn will start in the Indian history but instead of creating an euatable and a just society we the people of India had just replaced the old monarchs with the new ones who calls themselves as the dynastI will end with this bon mot A country gets the government it deserves My Ratings 45I hope you like this Thanks for reading Jai HindFor information You can visit

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A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur Read Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 She has appeared on the lists of the world's most beautiful women Gayatri Devi describes her carefree tomboy childh. I recommend this book for the first half which is a rich not a pun but a truth description of the life of Indian royalty in the first half of the century This is a rare peak at a bygone world that was not so long ago The book is light on World War II and after that Gayatri Devi s description of her life particularly in politics has little depthAlthough her grandfather ruled a small kingdom near what is now Bangladesh her mother s active social life brought Gayatri into the orbit of Jai the Maharaja of Jaipur a very large kingdom uite a distance away The description of the courtship and the fabulous life that surrounds it makes the book After the wedding The clothes The guests The gifts Polo Traveling from palace to palace she is installed in a zenana women s uarters in partial purdah female seuester with two sister wives in full purdah After the exotic first half the second is a let down I was anticipating something not sure what about life during the war There are some day to day observations about the rationing and how Jai led parades and troops The post war narrative was a bigger let down There is nothing on the partition With Gayatri s family s kingdom on the border of the new Bangladesh I expected well something It is simply said that they worked with Louis Mountbatten and like other royals agreed that their kingdom will be part of India There is little on how this came about or worked but suddenly their palace was to be a hotel and museum Their status seems diminished the kids at school hear that it is but they are still leading a life of hunting expeditions polo matches and formal partiesGayatri says she ran for office because the Congress Party was corrupt and not getting things done She gives a rather unbelievable account of well managed things had been ie maharaja s arranged for water to be available in droughts created parks and cared for roads and how they had deteriorated In office it was hard to tell her goals or her point of view There was a lot on campaigning and meeting dignitaries She mentions hearing grievances of the people As for clues on her style andor politics she had to have been well known John F Kennedy called her India s Barry Goldwater and during riots her husband warned her not to go since her prescience would be inflammatory One political item takes several pages In 1970 a constitutional amendment was proposed and succeeded to end stipends for former royals Apparently the British had negotiated these to get rulers to sign on to the new India It does not seem that Jai and Gayatri needed this stipend since their wealth the source is unexplained seems to be extensive Gayatri is sympathetic to her social peers and writes uite a bit to justify her stanceIf you are interested in Indian royal life in the early 20th century this is the book for you The photos are fabulous


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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur] I selected this book because its written by my grandmotherShe is the daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and the widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur Raised in sprawling palaces She shot her first panther when she was twelve Later in her life she won a seat in the Indian Parliament with the most staggering majority that anyone has ever earn

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    Gayatri Devi ✓ 0 Summary Summary Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Gayatri Devi Read A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur I recommend this book for the first half which is a rich not a pun but a truth description of the life of Indian royalty in the first half of the century This is a rare peak at a bygone world that was not so long ago The book is light on World War II and after that Gayatri Devi’s description of her life particularly in politics has little

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur] Gayatri Devi ✓ 0 Summary PricelessLovedThe details which the princess remembers from color of car to dresses while describing the royal eventsThe opulence on display the personality the cordial relationsDetails on how a king runs a kingdom and what are the different considerationsCan be considered as a biography of her husband Maharaja Sawai Man

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur] I visited the Pink City of Jaipur as I traveled through the state of Rajasthan in India The Pink Palace was alive in all i

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur] Gayatri Devi ✓ 0 Summary Once a long long time ago there lived a pretty young woman She married a prince and became a princessIt was in a small and pink city of only three uadrillion peopleThe walled hamlet was located in IndiaShe soon was known

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    Read A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur Summary Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Gayatri Devi Gayatri Devi ✓ 0 Summary My first book about a Maharani from India and certainly not the lastI had been trying to concrete my thoughts since the moment I read this book and have been failing to find the right wordsTaking time out of your everyday fiction reading and exploring the world of Indian Princesses and ueens is a delightful feelingComing from a highly educated and liberal background the daughter of Cooch Behar granddaughter of Baroda and the widow

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur] My elderly aunt picked up a little hardback copy of this book simple black cover with golden print for the title in a bookshop when she was wandering in India twentysome years ago This year she gifted it to me on my birthday with the advice that India is complex and fascinating and I would do well to learn about the country and visit it someday if possibleI didn't know exactly where Jaipur was on the subcontinent but I understo

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur] Gayatri Devi ✓ 0 Summary Read A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur This is a slow read I generally have a fascination of palaces and grandeur described with minute detailing This is what Maharani does I traveled Cooch Behar Jaipur and Europe with the book It remains dreamy in three fourth of the book

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  • Paperback
  • 408
  • A Princess Remembers The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur
  • Gayatri Devi
  • English
  • 03 April 2020
  • 9788171673070