Item Code: IHD021
by Diwan Jarmani Dass and Rakesh Bhan DassPaperback (Edition: 2009)
Hind Pocket Books
Size: 8.0" X 5.2"
Pages: 224 (20 B/W Illustrations)
Price: $22.50 Shipping Free
A sequel to the betseller MAHARAJA.
A rare treasure of true stories that offer a deep insight into the glamorous and sensuous lives of the Indian and European Maharanis of India.
Intriguing as well as valuable, Maharani is at once a historical romance and a sociological document, as it vividly recounts a bygone era, an era perhaps never to return again.
The author served Indian Maharajas for over 50 years accompanying them on their amorous trips to private retreats in India and abroad. He brilliantly recounts the extraordinary lives of the Maharanis of the richest men the world has ever seen.
Diwan Jarmani Dass born in Punjab in 1895, was a Minister in the States of Kapurthala and Patiala.
Articulate in Punjabi, Urdu, English and French, he was highly decorated by the Vatican and the Governments of France, Spain, Morocco, Egypt and many other countries. He was also decorated by the Rulers of Kapurthala, Patiala and Bhawalpur States.
|2||Cherchez la Femme||14|
|3||The Himalayan Home of Gaiety||18|
|4||In the Hall of Mirrors||22|
|5||Glamorous and Gay Maharanis||26|
|6||The Nawab’s Dream Resort||29|
|7||Maharani Tara Devi’s Tragic Romance||33|
|9||Two Exotic Royal Sisters||40|
|10||Eros in Matriarchy||44|
|11||Dividing the Rulers Not the Ruled||49|
|12||Maharani as a Boy||65|
|13||When Jinnah Pleaded for an Adulteress||68|
|14||Prayer Before Passion||73|
|15||Handshake with a Quiver||76|
|16||Arlette out of the Net||78|
|17||The Vicereine in a Sari||82|
|18||Love through the Telephone||85|
|19||Maharani Indira Raja - the Merry Widow||90|
|20||Maharanis from Abroad||92|
|21||Sensationally Vindictive Princesses||95|
|22||British Policy and Indian Potentates||98|
|23||Eunuchs as Guardians of Chastity||103|
|24||Indian Society and Pseudo-modernity||105|
|25||‘Gala Gaiety in Big Cities||113|
|26||Women’s Values - Old and New||115|
|27||Sita - Queen of Virtue||120|
|28||Nurjahan - Queen of the Rose Scent||122|
|29||Mumtaz Mahal - The Lady of the Taj||127|
|30||Concubines at the Helm||129|
|31||Valiant Lakshmibai of Jhansi||131|
|32||Napoleon’s Faithless Beloved||134|
|33||Empress Marie Louise and Her Grand Lover||140|
|34||The Insatiable Christina of Sweden||143|
|35||Anne Boleyn Meets Her Fate||145|
|36||Catherine of Russia, the Callous Beloved||149|
|37||Marie Antoinette in the Death Chamber||152|
|38||Blessed be the Dead||165|
|39||Self-immolation as a Tradition||167|
|40||The Geisha Land of Japan||173|
|41||Focus on Sweden||178|
|42||Sex Parks in European Capitals||192|
|43||The Netherlands Scene||195|
|44||France of Today||201|
|45||Islands of Love and Laughter||208|
|46||Church and Morals of the Run||213|
|47||Sex Gap Galore||217|
|48||Khajuraho - the Sanctum of Sex Arts||222|