Raj

Raj

A Novel

Book - 1989
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Jaya Singh is the intelligent, beautiful, and compassionate daughter of the Maharajah and Maharani of Balmer. Raised in the thousand-year-old tradition of purdah, a strict regime of seclusion, silence, and submission, Jaya is ill-prepared to assume the role of Regent Maharani of Sirpur upon the death of her decadent, Westernized husband. But Jaya bravely fulfills her duty and soon finds herself thrust into the center of a roiling political battle in which the future of the kingdom is at stake . . . and her own future as well. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1989.
ISBN: 9780671432485
0671432486
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mehta, Gita
Characteristics: 479 p. ;,25 cm.

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Jul 03, 2012

This is the story of a princess coming of age as India moves to independence and the book presents an image of royal India before independence. Somewhat interesting, but it covers well-known territory.

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