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Author Falkiner, Suzanne, 1952-

Title Joan in India / Suzanne Falkiner
Edition First edition
Published Kew, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  954.03092 Falkin Fal/Jii  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 315 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary "A biography of Joan Falkiner (1917-2003). In 1939 young Joan Falkiner's spirited flight from South Yarra to princely India and her marriage to the Muslim ruler of a small state in Gujarat sent shockwaves through Melbourne society and political reverberations throughout the Raj and the highest reaches of the British Government. How did it all come about? And who was Joan, exactly? Her names offer a glimpse Her Highness the Begum of Palanpur, Madame Palanpur, Jahan Ara, Jha, plain Joan, daughter of a family of self-made sheepmen from the Riverina. Through interviews conducted in Melbourne, Mumbai and the south of France, research in the India Office Library in London, and her own observations while travelling in modern India, Suzanne Falkiner succeeds remarkably in reassembling the pieces of the puzzle that was Joan."--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-304)
Subject Falkiner, Joan, 1917-2003.
Princesses -- India -- Biography.
Nobility -- India -- Biography.
India -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781740971621 paperback