Sign In
 
Forgot password?
Enter your username or email to reset and email yourself your password
Forgot your username? Click here
Sign In
Welcome . For your security, please choose your password.
Sign In
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Sign up
for saving your wish list, viewing past orders
receiving discounts and lots more...
Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > History > The Maharaja and The Princely States of India
Displaying 3848 of 4483         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Maharaja and The Princely States of India
The Maharaja and The Princely States of India
Description
From The Jacket

The Coveted Jacob Diamond-all of 62 carats and used as a paperweight: the mind-boggling beauty of the diamond necklace of Maharaja Pratapsingh Gaekwad of Baroda in which sparkled the famous Star of the Dresden; the crystal collection at Shiv Niwas Place in Bikaner the largest in the world; the 27 Rolls Royces owned by the Maharaja of Patiala; the dog kennels in Harasar which were fitted with electricity and telephones; the car collection in Udaipur which was used for ceremonial processions and collection and collection of garbage the Jauhar committed by 40000 women in Jaisalmer and Chittor an unparalled landmark in the annals of history.

The mirage becomes a reality when the reader recreates the awesome magic and scintillating wonder of a world gone by the stuff that fairy tales are made of tales of secret liaisions the dark intrigues of the Zenana the opulence and sheer beauty of princely treasures the world Maharajas a world immortalized by poets painters and musicians a life away from common lives that was so near its subjects and yet so far.

That world is no more. But its romance lives on indelible and dreamlike nostalgic memoirs of the passions idiosyncracies visions and lifestyle of the princely order still fascinate and enthral.

The Maharaja & the Princely States of India captures the lives and times of the privileged few those who were born into greatness. Even though they no longer wield the royal scepter and have merged their heritage into the wellspring of democracy today they remain living legends of the exoticism of the India was. This book is perhaps the last visual record of princely India. A cross-section of old and rare photographs Juxtaposed with contemporary cameos make it a collector's pride.

About The Author

Sharada Dwivedi was Educated at Queen Mary high school and Sydenham collage in Mumbai. A writer whose canvas covers a variety of subjects such as history architecture, heritage conservation interiors art and cuisine her publications include Lives of the Indian Princes-a treatise in the same genre as this book. Actively involved in conserving the heritage of Mumbai she was co-opted as a Member of the Mumbai Municipal Collissioner's committee in December 1988. She lives in Mumbai with her husband and daughter.

The Maharaja and The Princely States of India

Item Code:
IDK574
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1999
Publisher:
Roli Books
ISBN:
9788174365750
Size:
9.3" X 9.3"
Pages:
155 (Illustrated Throughout in Color and B/W)
Price:
$35.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Maharaja and The Princely States of India

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 11199 times since 28th Nov, 2008
From The Jacket

The Coveted Jacob Diamond-all of 62 carats and used as a paperweight: the mind-boggling beauty of the diamond necklace of Maharaja Pratapsingh Gaekwad of Baroda in which sparkled the famous Star of the Dresden; the crystal collection at Shiv Niwas Place in Bikaner the largest in the world; the 27 Rolls Royces owned by the Maharaja of Patiala; the dog kennels in Harasar which were fitted with electricity and telephones; the car collection in Udaipur which was used for ceremonial processions and collection and collection of garbage the Jauhar committed by 40000 women in Jaisalmer and Chittor an unparalled landmark in the annals of history.

The mirage becomes a reality when the reader recreates the awesome magic and scintillating wonder of a world gone by the stuff that fairy tales are made of tales of secret liaisions the dark intrigues of the Zenana the opulence and sheer beauty of princely treasures the world Maharajas a world immortalized by poets painters and musicians a life away from common lives that was so near its subjects and yet so far.

That world is no more. But its romance lives on indelible and dreamlike nostalgic memoirs of the passions idiosyncracies visions and lifestyle of the princely order still fascinate and enthral.

The Maharaja & the Princely States of India captures the lives and times of the privileged few those who were born into greatness. Even though they no longer wield the royal scepter and have merged their heritage into the wellspring of democracy today they remain living legends of the exoticism of the India was. This book is perhaps the last visual record of princely India. A cross-section of old and rare photographs Juxtaposed with contemporary cameos make it a collector's pride.

About The Author

Sharada Dwivedi was Educated at Queen Mary high school and Sydenham collage in Mumbai. A writer whose canvas covers a variety of subjects such as history architecture, heritage conservation interiors art and cuisine her publications include Lives of the Indian Princes-a treatise in the same genre as this book. Actively involved in conserving the heritage of Mumbai she was co-opted as a Member of the Mumbai Municipal Collissioner's committee in December 1988. She lives in Mumbai with her husband and daughter.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Ganesha Seated in Maharaja Lila Asana
Brass Statue
17.5 inch x 11.5 inch x 4.0 inch
13.1 kg
Item Code: ZBA94
$595.00
Maharaja Mansingh Worshipping Devi
Deal 20% Off
Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
11.5 inches X 15.8 inches
Item Code: HF37
$855.00$684.00
You save: $171.00 (20%)
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Worshipping Devi
Water Color On Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
9.5" X 12.0"
Item Code: HB71
$275.00
Backorder
Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj (A Candle Burns Itself to Shed Light) (DVD)
Sri Swami Sivananda
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IZA253
$22.00
The Maharaja of Jodhpur (The Legacy lives On…) (DVD)
Anu Malhotra
Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd (2010)
75 Minutes
Item Code: ICT045
$22.00
The Magnificent Maharaja (The Life and Times of Maharaja Bhupindar Singh of Patiala (1891-1938)
by K. Natwar Singh
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDK012
$22.50
Maharaja (The Lives, Loves and Intrigues of the Maharajas of India)
by Diwan Jarmani Dass
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Hind Pocket Books
Item Code: IDK653
$26.00
The Lallgarh Palace (Home of The Maharajas of Bikaner)
by Rajyashree kumara Bikaner
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Dev books
Item Code: NAG092
$120.00
Miraculous Wisdom of Sadguru Shree Satam Maharaj (Essence of Spirituality)
by Dr. Manmath M. Gharote and Mrs. Dipty Roy Chowdhury
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
The Lonavla Yoga Institute, Lonavla
Item Code: NAK832
$20.00
Gita Darsan as Bhakti Yoga – Tridandi Swami B.P. Yati Maharaj
by Tridandi Swami B.P. Yati Maharaj
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Sri Chaitanya Research Institute
Item Code: IHL054
$13.50

Testimonials

I'm so happy to have discovered your website. You've such a bountiful variety of lovely, fun, yet tasteful things. Your fair pricing and free shipping allowed me to get not only gifts for my mother, as well as my sister, I could afford to buy myself a beautiful gift too. Plus, you take PayPal, which is the ONLY way I pay online. I'm very blessed. Thank you, all.
Karen, Chicago
PERFECT DELIVERY OK
Alain, Belgium
The Krishna statue was delivered today afternoon. It's so beautiful...thank you so much. It's exactly what I wanted.
Dipti
Very satisfied with all the books I bought from Exotic India. Easy access and browsing, and prompt delivery. Thank you.
Alberto Garcia, Spain
Thank you kindly for your ceaseless and tireless work and service for the whole world interested in the immense realm of indian culture and more....the many so various and different items impresse me every time and again.
Silja, Switzerland
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your prompt shipping of my recent order of the Devi Mahatmyam. It made me so happy to receive it before Navratri ended! I am very grateful to have found your website. You have a fantastic selection of books and the prices are very reasonable.
Karen, USA
All of the shawls that I have purchased so far, have been lush and lovely. Thank you for selling such nice products in the USA.
Linda
I am delighted to confirm this is a trusted website to purchase from. I ordered on of the books which arrived in the UK within 10days. I did not use paypal and the transition from payment to delivery was smooth running, and I am impressed with the content and qualty of the book.
Lee-ann, London, UK
You have helped my sadhana in ways I could never imagine - Bless You.
J Kali Ananda Swami, USA
I have been buying several statues and things from Exotic India for years with my wife Roma Mukherjee Melrose. We really appreciate what we got from them. They are very polite, they have excellent customer satisfaction ratings from us and will go a long way to make customers happy with their very exotic quality products. Tom and Roma Melrose Colorado USA
Tom Melrose
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India