The Mughal Peacock Throne

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Author: K. R. N. Swamy and Meera Ravi (edited)
Pages: 128
Year of Publication: 2003
Price: HB Rs 300, FB Rs 200
HB 81-8157-146-0 (8181571460)
FB 81-8157-147-9 (8181571479)

About the Editors:
Born in 1930, K. R. N. Swamy has been a prolific freelance writer, specializing in India’s historical heritage since the 1950s. He has published two other books with Writers Workshop, India – After Ambassadors, Before Dukes and British Ghosts and Occult India. His Mughals, Maharajas and the Mahatma was published by HarperCollins in 1997 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence. All these books exemplify Swamy’s meticulous research in the national libraries of India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Born in 1961, Meera Ravi comes from a background where writing and journalism have been a family tradition for three generations. She began her writing career as a teenager, has considerable experience as an international correspondent and, at present, works as Deputy News Editor with the Bahrain Tribune.

About the Book:
The mystery surrounding the ultimate fate of the famous Mughal Peacock Throne – the fabulous creation of Emperor Shah Jahan – fascinated K. R. N. Swamy. While researching in libraries in India, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, he found no book devoted solely to the Peacock Throne, although there were several books on Taj Mahal – the other masterpiece by the same emperor. This book is therefore the first anthology on the subject.

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