Once a Prince of Sarila: Of Palaces and Tiger Hunts, of Nehrus and Mountbattens
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BeschreibungNarendra Singh Sarila was born in the royal society of Sarila. This book presents his personal history that describes life at the end of the British Raj in detail. It also reveals how, despite their position, Sarila and his family embraced the changes occasioned by Independence and adapted rapidly to its demands.
InhaltsverzeichnisTable of Contents:PrefaceChapter 1: An Elephant was my PramChapter 2: My FatherChapter 3: My MotherChapter 4: Life in the Palace - IChapter 5: Life in the Palace - IIChapter 6: Round Table Conference in LondonChapter 7: A Tiger is Shot in SarilaChapter 8: The Political DepartmentChapter 9: May - the Eton of IndiaChapter 10: Dussehra DurbarChapter 11: The Princely States of RajputanaChapter 12: Turmoil in SarilaChapter 13: The RevolutionaryChapter 14: Nawab Misses a TigerChapter 15: The Charkhari SuccessionChapter 16: MussoorieChapter 17: The Last Delhi DurbarChapter 18: A New OrderChapter 19: Why the Princes CollapsedChapter 20: The Viceregal (Government) HouseChapter 21: ADC to Lord MountbattenEpilogue
PortraitRaja Narendra Singh Sarila was born in 1927 as heir to the princely state of Sarila in central India. As ADC to Lord Mountbatten he was a close witness to the ending of the British Raj. He later joined the Indian Foreign Service, where he worked from 1948 to 1985. He was a deputy permanent representative in the Indian delegation to the U.N. and headed the Pakistan and International Organisations Divisions at New Delhi in the late 1960s. He later served as India's ambassador to Spain, Brazil, Libya, Switzerland (with concurrent accreditation to the Vatican) and France. He has commentated on international affairs for numerous journals, both in India and abroad, and is the author of the international bestseller, The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India's Partition.
Pressestimmen"'Narendra Singh Sarila has led a remarkably varied life. His story of his early life during the last years of the Raj and the final flourish of princely pomp is history from the inside - fascinating, informative and wonderfully readable.' Mark Tully, journalist and broadcaster" 'Captivating...gives readers a unique insight into the (to us) exotic world of princes in the final years of the Raj...The author writes with objectivity and balance and gives us an insider's view of these extraordinary years.' - 'Contemporary Review'.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I B TAURIS
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten