Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary (Hardback)
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Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary (Hardback)

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Published: 15/01/2015

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Shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize Winner of the Eastern Eye Alchemy Festival award for Literature In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar. It was a territory irresistible to the British, who plundered everything, including the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond. Exiled to England, the dispossessed Maharajah transformed his estate at Elveden in Suffolk into a Moghul palace, its grounds stocked with leopards, monkeys and exotic birds. Sophia, god-daughter of Queen Victoria, was raised a genteel aristocratic Englishwoman: presented at court, afforded grace-and-favour lodgings at Hampton Court Palace and photographed wearing the latest fashions for the society pages. But when, in secret defiance of the British government, she travelled to India, she returned a revolutionary. Sophia transcended her heritage to devote herself to battling injustice and inequality,a far cry from the life to which she was born. Her causes were the struggle for Indian independence, the fate of the Lascars, the welfare of Indian soldiers in the First World War - and, above all, the fight for female suffrage. She was bold and fearless, attacking politicians, putting herself in the front line and swapping her silks for a nurse's uniform to tend wounded soldiers evacuated from the battlefields. Meticulously researched and passionately written, this enthralling story of the rise of women and the fall of empire introduces an extraordinary individual and her part in the defining moments of recent British and Indian history.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408835456
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“Delightful”

Anita Anand relates the lives of Queen Victoria's most prominent Indian god children with wonderful romantic artistry...a beautiful story...

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“Fantastic book”

The author has done an amazing job researching Sophia’s family history and the integral part it plays in her life.
I simply could not put this book down, it was fascinating. An easy read with insightful views.... More

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“Sophia by Anita Anand”

Anita Anand's writing style is simply superb. The book is jam packed full of historical facts on an epic scale. It's a page turner and history is wonderfully woven in a very digestible way leaving you... More

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