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Wicked Women of the Raj
Wicked Women of the Raj

Wicked Women of the Raj

by Coralie Younger

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Language

English

Publisher

HarperCollins

ISBN

8172234546 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 260

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Coralie Younger
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 260
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172234546

Description

An unputdownable factual account of the zenana world of the rajas and sultans of India, concentrating on the firangi bahus and begums of this veiled world of myths and folklores. This book gives us the stories of twenty different European women who broke society’s rules to marry the heathen Indian princes.

Who were these women? Were they gold-diggers, or hopeless romantics hoping to enact their own Cinderella fairy-tale? Did they live happily ever after? Set against the backdrop of India’s independence struggle, the book has a delicious and potent mix of flavours – the end of the British Raj and the downfall of the pompous and extravagant Indian aristocracy.

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

The Princes

BAMBA MULLER
Married Maharajah Duleep Singh of the Punjab, fifth king of Lahore

ADA DOUGLAS WETHERILL
Married Maharajah Duleep Singh

FLORRIE BRYAN
Married Maharajah Rajender Singh of Patiala

OLIVE MONOLESCUE
Married Ranbir Singh, maharajah of Jind

ANITA DELGADO
Married Maharajah Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala

EUGENIE GROSUPOVA
Married Maharajah Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala

DOLLY PARNELL
Married Prince Nasir Ali Khan of Rampur

ELSIE THOMPSON
Married Gopal Narain Singh, maharajah of Tikari

MOLLY FINK
Married Martanda Bhairava Tondaiman, rajah of Pudukkottai

MORAGA MURRAY
Married Syed Abdullah of Koh Fort

NANCY MILLER
Married Maharajah Tukoji Rao Holkar of Indore

MOLLY ELSIP
Married Prince Ali Khan of Jaora

STELLA MUDGE
Married Paramjit Singh, maharajah of Kapurthala

MARGUERITE LAWLER
Married Yeshwant Rao Holkar, maharajah of Indore

EUPHEMIA CRANE
Married Yeshwant Rao Holkar, maharajah of Indore

JOAN FALKINER
Married Nawab Taley Mohamed Khan of Palanpur

SANDRA MCBRYDE
Married Hanwant Singh, maharajah of Jodhpur

YVONNE MARTIN
Married Nawabzada Mohamed Mubarak Abbasi of Bahawalpur

ANNABELLA PARKER
Married Bhagwat Singh, maharana of Udaipur

HELEN SIMMONS
Married Mukarram Jah Bahadur, nizam of Hyderabad

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