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Before the Rains

Before the Rains
  • Author(s): Dinah Jefferies
  • Location(s): Rajasthan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for...

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The Overnight Palace

The Overnight Palace
  • Author(s): Janet Marie Sola
  • Location(s): Rajasthan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Set in India, “The Overnight Palace is a gorgeous and sensual novel, one that readers of all kinds are sure to find enchanting,” says San Francisco Book Review. In exotic Rajasthan, India, bookish Elena seeks the romance and transcendence...

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India Treasures

India Treasures
  • Author(s): Gary Worthington
  • Location(s): Rajasthan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Various

India Treasures is a monumental work of fiction covering the sweep of Indian history. A search through palaces and a maze-like fortress for a Maharaja’s legendary hidden treasure weaves together stories of danger and romance, and of spiritual and...

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The Twentieth Wife

The Twentieth Wife
  • Author(s): Indu Sundaresan
  • Location(s): Rajasthan
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1600s

An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India’s most controversial empresses — a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles, and whose love shaped the course...

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The Duke of Shadows

The Duke of Shadows
  • Author(s): Meredith Duran
  • Location(s): London, Rajasthan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1850s

The setting for the first half of the book is India during the Great Uprising of 1857. Emma is the victim of a tragic shipwreck and she is the lone survivor, on her way to meet her future husband....

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The Lotus Queen

The Lotus Queen
  • Author(s): Rikin Khamar
  • Location(s): Rajasthan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 14th Century

As the Rajputs face total destruction, Padmini knows but one route to freedom and honour. It is a decision that would lead her people to a fate yet unheard of in history. A decision that would affect an entire...

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A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan

A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan
  • Author(s): David Zurick
  • Location(s): Shekhawati
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern looking back to 18th/19th Century

The first art-photography study of the painted towns of Shekhawati, India The book documents a unique and extraordinary vernacular architecture that is fast disappearing from the world due to neglect and urban development A visual account of small-town life...

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A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur

A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur
  • Author(s): Gayatri Devi
  • Location(s): Jaipur
  • Genre(s): Biography
  • Era(s): 20th century

She is the daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and the widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She was raised in a sumptuous palace staffed with 500 servants and she shot her first panther when she was twelve....

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Fast Track to Glory

Fast Track to Glory
  • Author(s): Tomasz Chrusciel
  • Location(s): Europe, Jaipur
  • Era(s): Contemporary

***FINALIST IN THE 2016 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD CONTEST*** A long-lost artefact… Nina Monte has worked hard to achieve her dreams. At thirty-six she’s one of Italy’s youngest professors, and renowned for her knowledge of the ancient world. Old...

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Jaipur Journals

Jaipur Journals
  • Author(s): Namita Gokhale
  • Location(s): Jaipur
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A brilliant, funny, and moving account of the characters that make festivals tick. There are the authors enjoying moments of adulation after years of creative isolation and the star-struck public allowed to mingle with their cultural icons.  And those...

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