Gayatri Devi - 'A Princess Remembers': The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur
Keywords:Extravagance, Feminine Psyche, Courage, Victim, Polygamy, Evil Customs.
In A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi narrates her life story and allows her readers to get glimpses of her life of excess and extravagance, how she was raised in a lavish palace which staffed over 500 servants, and shot her first panther when she was just twelve.
This book provides an incisive look into the extraordinary life of one of the world's most fascinating women and an informal history of the princely states of India. Her life story is a blend of courage, romance, devotion, losses and elegance. It also depicts the condition of women in royal class. There is dichotomy in higher class women’s position, where women were victims of polygamy, veil system and other evil customs of society. It also presents the seeds of Marxism, the polarity of class in Indian society. On the one hand, there are aristocrats, leading a life of luxury; on the other hand there are poor who can’t survive.
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