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Quirky History: : The Swan Car of Nabha & Other Unusual Stories from History

Mini Menon

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Completed on 5 January 2023
ISBN : 9789353574628
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Eccentric maharajas and nawabs, bizarre believe it or not tales and hilarious twists and turns come together in this first book of the Quirky History series. From the Nizam who hid a priceless diamond in a shoe to the Swan Car of the Maharaja of Nabha to the Nawab of Junagadh who got his dog, Roshanara, married in brocades and pearls with over 700 guests in attendance and many more quirky, unusual stories. Get ready for history to pop right out of this book!'We need offbeat, quirky stories like the ones in this collection to make history come alive' - Ruskin Bond Read more 


A wonderful book with great stories. Enjoyed it a lot. This inaugural volume of the Quirky History series brings together eccentric maharajas and nawabs, strange true stories, and humorous twists and turns. From the Nizam, who concealed a precious diamond in a shoe, to the Swan Car of the Maharaja of Nabha, to the Nawab of Junagadh, who had his dog, Roshanara, wed in brocades and pearls in front of over 700 guests, and many other odd, quirky tales.

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