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Once a prince of Sarila : of palaces and tiger hunts, of Nehrus and Mountbattens

Author: Narendra Singh Sarila
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Princely India in the 1930s and '40s enjoyed a golden age which already seems immeasurably distant from the thriving, modern nation of today. These were halcyon days of bejewelled and autocratic Maharajas; life in marble palaces mirrored in lakes or in mighty stone fortresses on craggy hills; tiger hunts on elephant-back and elephant hunts on foot; and lavish house parties ringing with the sound of polo and music  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sarila, Narendra Singh.
Once a prince of Sarila.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2008
(DLC) 2008275614
Named Person: Narendra Singh Sarila; Narendra Singh Sarila; Narendra Singh Sarila
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Narendra Singh Sarila
ISBN: 9781435691681 1435691687 1845117077 9781845117078 9780857715289 0857715283
OCLC Number: 298819937
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 300 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Table 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.
Responsibility: Narendra Singh Sarila.


Narendra 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  Read more...


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"'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 - Read more...

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