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 and shot her first panther at the age of twelve. She became one of the first women to win a seat in the Indian Parliament, John F. Kennedy once introduced her as “the woman with the most staggering majority that anyone has ever earned in an election.” She was also considered one of the world's most beautiful women. In this compelling memoir, Gayatri Devi describes her carefree, hoyden childhood with her brothers and sisters in the palace of Cooch Behar and their adventurous trips to London and the continent, her secret six-year courtship with the dashing, internationally renowned polo player, Jai, the Maharaja of Jaipur, her marriage and entry into the glittering life of the 'pink city' of Jaipur and her struggles to adapt to unfamiliar customs and her husband's two other wives. A Princess Remembers is the fascinating life story of one of India's most elegant women and one of its most powerful.
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Gayatri Devi also known as Rajmata of Jaipur was born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar. She was the third Maharani of Jaipur through her marriage to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. She joined Indian politics post-independence and became an extremely successful politician. She is well-known for her classical beauty and was considered a fashion icon. She was also counted in The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World by Vogue Magazine. She died on July 29, 2009 in Jaipur, at the age of 90.
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Description du livre Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India. Softcover. État : New. In A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi narrates her life story and allows her readers to get glimpses of her life of excess and extravagance. Gayatri Devi was the daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and the widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She was raised in a lavish palace which staffed over 500 servants, and shot her first panther when she was just twelve. In the book, Gayatri Devi writes about her carefree tomboy childhood, her courtship with the Maharaja of Jaipur, and her marriage and experiences living in the City Palace of Jaipur. She re-iterates about how she had to adjust to the new customs and traditions and life with the Maharaja’s other two wives. This book provides an incisive look into the extraordinary life of one of the world's most fascinating women and an informal history of the princely states of India. This book will be an enthralling read for those interested to know about Gayatri Devi. N° de réf. du libraire 107285
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