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A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur

Gayatri Devi of Jaipur; Santha Rama Rau

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ISBN 10: 0397011032 / ISBN 13: 9780397011032
Published by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York, 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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From the library of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., with his bookplate on the front paste-down. Inscribed on the half-title page: "For Doug and Mary Lee, with affectionate regard of many happy days / Ayesha," the Maharani of Jaipur. Fairbanks (1909-2000) was an iconic American actor from Hollywood’s Golden Era (his credits include "Gunga Din"), and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. Cloth-backed paper over boards; illustrated dust jacket. Book is near fine, just a little foxed along edges of text block. Dust jacket a little scuffed and creased along the edges, but presents nicely in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # JC2945

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Title: A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the ...

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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She is the daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and the widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She was raised in a sumptuous palace and shot her first panther at the age of twelve. She became one of the first women to win a seat in the Indian Parliament, John F. Kennedy once introduced her as “the woman with the most staggering majority that anyone has ever earned in an election.” She was also considered one of the world's most beautiful women. In this compelling memoir, Gayatri Devi describes her carefree, hoyden childhood with her brothers and sisters in the palace of Cooch Behar and their adventurous trips to London and the continent, her secret six-year courtship with the dashing, internationally renowned polo player, Jai, the Maharaja of Jaipur, her marriage and entry into the glittering life of the 'pink city' of Jaipur and her struggles to adapt to unfamiliar customs and her husband's two other wives. A Princess Remembers is the fascinating life story of one of India's most elegant women and one of its most powerful.

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Gayatri Devi also known as Rajmata of Jaipur was born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar. She was the third Maharani of Jaipur through her marriage to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. She joined Indian politics post-independence and became an extremely successful politician. She is well-known for her classical beauty and was considered a fashion icon. She was also counted in The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World by Vogue Magazine. She died on July 29, 2009 in Jaipur, at the age of 90.

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