Diwan Jarmani Dass born in Punjab in 1895, was a minister in the Indian princely states of Kapurthala and Patiala.
Articulate in Punjabi, Urdu, English and French, he was highly decorated by the Vatican and the Governments of France, Spain, Morocco, Egypt and many other countries. He was also decorated by the Rulers of Kapurthala, Patiala and Bhawalpur States.
Captivating, true stories full of intrigue, adventure, desire and romance from the royal households- stories of love and betrayal which have been retold across generations. The descriptions of the harems of these Maharajas in India and Europe, their royal palaces, queens and courtesans, horses and cavalries, Rolls Royce cars, lion-hunting, royal feasts and grand durbaars will keep you glued till the end. These are an insider's account of a priceless past of extravagance and lavish expenditure.
This book is also an account of Diwan Jarmani Dass's own fascinating, intimate thoughts, as a person who walked among the rich and famous as their equal. This is a re-telling of his first-hand experiences. Of valor, sacrifice, love and betrayal, these stories reveal the mysteries of the private worlds of Maharajas and Maharanis. They are based on events post the fall of the British Raj.