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A Princess Remembers| Book Review by Pritha Sarkar

Book Review A Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi Publication: Rupa Publication Price: Rs 595 Pgs: 408 Ratings: 3.85*/ 5* Maharani Gayatri Devi the first thing that comes to mind is egnigna personified.Born in the Coochbehar Royal Family Of West Bengal, in 1919, to Princess Indira Devi and Jitandra Narayan, the tale of Maharani Gayatri Devi is the story of a woman who lived a life on her own terms and created an impact in the Indian society and left a mark for herself. Be it her personality, be it her own lives story, there's something in her that makes Maharani Gayatri Devi worth remembering. The Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi is a book who is compelling, intrinsic and as a reader kept me intrigued from the very first to the last page. The entire memoir is the story of Aeyesha, a name by which Maharani Gayatri Devi was called by her family and friends. The book The Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi begins with the days of early childhood, takes a dig into the background of her parents love story and talks in details about their families and family members. As a reader one gets mesmarized by the richness and royalness of these households, by the way the families were so much ahead of times, by the way the families were equally popular among their Indian subjects and British rulers of England. The elaborate description of the Royale palaces as well the other properties they owned is so vividly described by the Maharani herself. Maharani Gayatri Devi talks about the impact of her mother Indira Devi, her elder brother Indrajit and her husband Maharaja of Jaipur Jai Singh on her, she talks about her fairy tale romance with him, she talks about her relationship with his other two wives and their children, how her marriage with the Maharaja Of Jaipur bought a total change in her entire perception towards life and her entire personality. She later speaks about her political career from 1961 - 1971, winning with the highest number of votes against Congress Party during the 60s. Being a Maharani, she was jailed in Tihar Jail for five and half months right after the death of her husband Maharaja of Jaipur. The book is beautifully divided into 4 sections her early life and family history, her life after her Wedding, her political career and her life today, after her husbands demise. She lived a life of 90 long years. The language of the book is extremely simple and easy even a beginner will find the language easy to read. The books cover has an appeal in itself. The plot of the book A Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi is a tale of a Princess who impacted the society with her grandaur, style, good deeds, persona and was recognised by Vogue magazine as the most beautiful woman of Earth in those days. The description is precised and well edited. The characters in the book are the people who surrounded the life of the Maharani , she is the prime protagonist. As a reader I felt she is the heroine while her husband The Maharaja of Jaipur, the hero. Such a romantic is theirs tale. What I Liked in the Book The tale, the writing, the cover, the content I liked every thing in the book with the beautiful album containing images of important place, people and incidents in Maharanis life. The way the Maharani of Jaipur has narrated the life during the time they had their titles and after life when their titles were abolished by the Government of India certainly is able to keep an impact on the readers mind. What I Didn't Like in the Book There is actually nothing which I can say that i didn't liked about this particular book A Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi. Who can give this book A Try: 1. Those who like to read books on personalities, autobiography and memoirs -types of genres; are the one who love read; can certainly pick up this book A Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi. Who can give this book A Miss 1. If you are not captivated by Indian history and popular Indian personalities you can give this book A Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi is major miss. Overall this 465 pager book A Princess Remembers The Memoirs Of The Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi is definitely one of my best picks of 2020 and I strongly recommend the book to all the fellow readers.



 
 
 
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