Wicked Women of the Raj

by Coralie Younger

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Wicked Women Of The Raj is 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. The book gives us the stories of twenty different European women who broke society's rules to .....more


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Wicked Women Of The Raj is 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. The 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 fairytale? 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.

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ISBN 9798172234545
Category History
Language English
Edition Fifth
Published in 2006
Publisher Harper collins Publishers
Condition Used
Pages 260
Width 5.0 inches
Height 7.75 inches

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