Rajmata Gayatri Devi traces the lfie and times of one of the most admired icons of modern India. Educated in England, Switzerland and Shantiniketan. Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar. the princess from the east became the third wife of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur. In a tradition bound set up she participated in religious ceremonies, played tennis with male partners, went swimming and horse riding, and did not miss a single season of polo.
She also took it upon herself to bring the women of Rajasthan out of the purdah. Vogue voted her as one of the Ten Most Beautiful Women in the World. and with time, the world also witnessed her political courage and her dignified acceptance of life vicissitudes the los of her only child jagat, a five month ordeal in Tihar Jail under Mrs Indira Gandhis regime.
Author : Dharmendar Kanwar
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