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The Last Maharani of Gwalior
An Autobiography
The Last Maharani of Gwalior
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Vijaya R. Scindia - Editor
Manohar Malgonkar - Author
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Hardcover - 279 pages
Release Date: September 1987
ISBN10: 0-88706-658-5
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-658-0

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Paperback - 279 pages
Release Date: September 1987
ISBN10: 0-88706-659-3
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-659-7

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Summary

This is a description of contemporary India and some of its recent history in the form of an autobiography. Rajmata Scindia is a member of the Indian Parliament. As a maharani she had thousands of servants and several enormous palaces. Since Independence, which marked the end of the supremacy of the Maharajas, she has emerged as one of India's most popular political leaders, first with the Congress party and now with the opposition. Her appeal to the masses, who see her as an image of Mother India, amazes both her admirers and her critics.

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Table of Contents

Part I
In the Shadow of Nepal


1
Grandfather Khadga


2
I Become a Ward


3
My Grandmother


4
My First Proposal


5
Going to College


6
Marriage Talks


7
The Dictates of Destiny


8
I Meet the Maharajah


Part II
The Scindias


9
Mahadji Scindia


10
Daulatrao Scindia


11
Jayajirao Scindia


12
The Building of the Palaces


13
My Father-in-Law, Madhavrao Scindia


Part III
The Maharani of Gwalior


14
My Husband


15
Life as a Maharani


16
Integration


17
The Clocks are Silenced


Part IV
The Politician


18
The Tragedy of Bastar


19
Toppling


20
De-recognition of the Princes


21
A State of Emergency


22
A Guest of the Government


23
Prisoner No. 2265


24
The Parting of the Ways


Postscript

Index


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