Author: Jyoti Jafa
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174360999
A hugely comic novel set in the earlier years of the last century against the unique landscape and culture of erstwhile Rajputana.
At its center is Princess Kitten of Chattargadh, trying desperately to break through traditional taboos to choose a husband for herself. The muddles and misunderstandings, and the process of her hit-and-miss success complements the political changes occurring in India in the decade just before independence.
Obviously an insider, Jyoti Jafa casts a satirical yet benign eye on the royal world of India's princely families. The effect is devastating.