New Delhi,21st April 2018: Palace of clouds book written by Rajyashree Kumari Princess of Bikaner. The book is unveiled by HH Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Jodhpur at Bikaner House. This book evokes the romance of the rugged desert kingdom of Bikaner and its Rajput royal family. It’s a richly woven tapestry encompassing five generations of an aristocratic family past and present.
Tales of valor, battles and coronations, the splendor of the royal courts, the culture and traditions that made this Rathore state preeminent in the world all set against the backdrop of imposing palaces, rugged forts and hunting lodges, the magnificence of the gilded age of the Maharajas. The author brings to life a treasure trove of anecdotes and introduces us to world of elegance, sport and cosmopolitan culture.
About the Author
RAJYASHREE KUMARI BIKANER is the daughter of Dr. Karni Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner. She holds the unique distinction of having won at age seven, the National Air Rifle Championship. She was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1969 at the age of sixteen. Her great-grandfather Maharaja Ganga Singh was a great reformer, builder and an international figure of his time. During the 16th National Shooting Championships Rajyashree stood first in the open Ladies Trap Shooting Championships.
Her other interests include the preservation of heritage properties and ancestral Forts and Palaces and Cenotaphs that belong to the Bikaner family. Life member of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). Preservation of Wildlife, member of PETA. Helped the Maharaja in setting up the Sadul Museum in Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner. Working on many Projects concerning Hotel Lallgarh Palace, Construction of New Museum Building, and Publishing of books i.e. the biographies of Maharaja Ganga Singhji, Maharaja Sadul Singhji and Maharaja Dr. Karni Singhji of Bikaner and matters related to the family history and properties, reprinting the old books and TV documentaries and films.
She has authored two more books titled “The Lallgarh Palace – Home of the Maharajas of Bikaner” and “Maharajas of Bikaner”.