The Unforgettable Maharajas: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography
The Unforgettable Maharajas transports the reader back in time
through 150 years of Indian royalty. Fairytale childhoods,
magnificent palaces and forts, luxurious lifestyles, princely
pastimes "et al unfold in all their splendour through this
extensively researched and lavishly produced book.
E. Jaiwant Paul is a man of varied interests and is the author of several books, including 'Be My Sword and Shield - Weapons of the Indian Warrior and The Story of Tea'. A keen cricketer and tennis player, he now lives in Delhi. Pramod Kapoor is a collector of historical records and photographs, and a publisher by profession. The photographs for this book were lovingly collected by him over a long period of time from all over the world. Often, the best photographs were found in old trunks lying forgotten in dusty attics or damp basements of the palaces. The biggest challenge, however, was to coax fading memories to remember names and places. A keen photographer, he has also compiled and researched photographs for pioneering books like 'India: Then and Now', 'Witness to Life and Freedom: Margaret-Bourke White in India', 'New Delhi: Making of a Capital', and the most recent 'Delhi: Red Fort to Raisina'.