Author: K R N SwamyPublisher: HarperCollinsYear: 1997Language: EnglishPages: 269ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172232802
To the modern world, the exotic and ascetic India is encompassed by the three words:Mughals, Maharajas, and the Mahatma . This book is a compilation of the fascinating eventsthat have gone into the making of Indian history, from the days of royalty to present time. Written in a semi-anecdotal, semi-analytical style, this book is lavishly illustrated with beautiful sketches.
IntroductionList of Illustrations1. The Treasures of the Indian Maharajas2. The Parthenon and the Taj Mahal3. Mahatma Gandhi's Gift to Queen Elizabeth4. Fabulous Thrones of India5. Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein and the Atom Bomb6. The 'Lost' Bible7. The English East India Company8. The Costliest Treasure in History9. The Mahatma's Encounters with British Statesmen10. How They met the Mahatma11. 1914 : When German Warship Emden Planned to Liberate Indian Patriots from the Andamans12. A British Viceroy's Tribute to a Mughal Empress13. Treasures of the Last Peshwa14. The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 as seen by Queen Victoria15. The Martyr-Emperor's Unfulfilled Wish16. October 2, 1869 : The Day Mahatma Gandhi was born17. Indian Maharajas : 'After Ambassadors, Before Dukes'18. A British View of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre19. The World's Seventh Largest Diamond20. When Mahatma Gandhi Met King George V at Buckingham Palace21. The Queen who wanted to be an Empress22. Delhi Durbar 1911ùThe Grandest Pageant of the Century23. When the Maharana of Udaipur Threatened to Commit Suicide24. Jawaharlal Nehru and the Maharajas25. Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler26. A Portion of Indian That will always be Burma27. Muslim ù The Fabric that Ruined its Weavers28. They wanted to Build another Taj Mahal29. Danish Castle on Indian shores30. Men who ruled the Maharajas31. It was Jawaharlal Nehru's Birthday32. The Great White Mutiny33. An Indian Patriot in British Parliament34. Mahatma Gandhi ù Historians Delve into the Mystery of his leadership35. The Title Maharajas could not buy36. The Greatest Plunder in History37. When Indian Patriots wanted an Indian Officer corps for the Indian Army38. Indian Independence, Nehru and Hitler39. British Ghosts Continue to Haunt India