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Mémoires d'une princesse des Indes - Memoirs of a Hindu princess
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Gayatri Devi, fille et petite-fille de maharajahs, est la plus célèbre et la plus emblématique des princesses indiennes. Malgré son éducation européenne, elle se soumet à la tradition du "purdah", lors de son mariage. Le purdah impose aux femmes de vivre à l'abri des regards masculins. Lors de la proclamation de l'indépendance de l'Inde, puis de la dissolution des états princiers, Gayatri Devi s'inscrit au parti Swatantra et remporte le plus large vote de préférences jamais remporté dans un pays démocratique. Plus tard, Indira Gandhi déclenche à l'égard des princes les plus riches d'impitoyables investigations policières et fiscales. Lors de l'état d'urgence, Gayatri Devi est mise en prison. Aujourd'hui elle s'occupe toujours des écoles qu'elle a créées. Elle se sent toujours responsables du peuple de Jaipur.

Gayatri Devi, daughter and grand-daughter of the maharajahs, is the most famous and the most emblematic of Indian princesses. Though educated in Europe, she had to submit to the "purdah", the seclusion of women from society. When India gained its independence, and its princely states were abolished, the beautiful Gayatri Devi ran for the Swatantra Party, gaining the largest percentage of votes ever recorded in any democratic election. But as she was to discover a few years later, belonging to an opposition party is not without risks. The prime minister, Indira Gandhi, launched against the richest ot the princes relentless investigations. During the State of emergency, like 700 members of the opposition, Gayatri Devi is imprisoned. Today, she is 80 years old, she still lives in Jaipur and is actively involved with the schools she founded.