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The House of Jaipur : The Inside Story of India's Most Glamorous Royal Family

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For generations, the House of Jaipur has been synonymous with exquisite maharanis, polo-playing m... Read More

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For generations, the House of Jaipur has been synonymous with exquisite maharanis, polo-playing maharajas and playboy princes, fabulous jewels and opulent palaces. But behind the glittering facades lie stories of forbidden love, forged wills and missing treasures; of lives cut short by alcoholism; and of bitter family feuds over assets worth thousands of crores. Revealed for the first time are the untold stories of life behind the palace doors.

But this chronicle of the House of Jaipur, spanning the final decades of the British Raj to the present day, also paints a larger picture – of how centuries-old feudal traditions collided with rapid social and political change when the princely states, which covered two-fifths of India’s pre-Independence land mass, were abolished.

The Jaipur story serves as a prism for viewing how the evolution of democracy since Independence has forced the princes to negotiate these upheavals, recounting the various ways in which the Jaipur family have sought to redefine their roles and stay relevant in twenty-first-century India, in stark contrast to their close relatives in Cooch Behar, whose lives sank into irrelevance and oblivion.

Deeply researched and compellingly narrated, The House of Jaipur is a gripping saga studded with unforgettable characters, their charmed lives often crossed by misfortune and tragedy.

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Title: The House of Jaipur : The Inside Story of India's Most Glamorous Royal Family
Author: John Zubrzycki
Publisher: Juggernaut Publishing
ISBN: 9789353451172
SKU: BK0426358
EAN: 9789353451172
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

John Zubrzycki is an award-winning journalist and acclaimed author specializing in South Asia. His books include The Last Nizam: The Rise and Fall of India’s Greatest Princely State,The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy and Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns: A Magical History of India.

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