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With rare subtlety, impressive scope, and a keen eye for detail, Gita Mehta lays bare the complexities of Indian culture and history in Raj, the remarkable story of a woman of royal birth coming of age during India's fight for independence.
Jaya - the intelligent, beautiful, and compassionate daughter of the Maharajah of Balmer - has been raised in the thousand-year-old tradition of purdah, a strict regime of seclusion, silence, and submission. But with the premature death of her decadent, Westernized husband, Jaya must assume the role of Regent Maharani of Sirpur. She soon finds herself thrust into the center of a roiling political battle which will force Jaya to realize her future as a leader of the Indian people. Download and start listening now!