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10 thoughts on “Ivory Throne

  1. says:

    Absolutely fantastic and the strange thing is if you had asked me when I was even at about page 400 out of 555 I probably would hav

  2. says:

    Am in awe of this magnum opus book and it's young erudite author A niggling doubt whether he's related to the Ivory throne family 🤔The Kerala

  3. says:

    Very well written book Just could not keep it down The story of thr unknown maharani of travancore Written from the perspective her feelings her fears her happiness her sorrows By the end started to admire her personality People of kerala deserves to know about her A must read for all keralites

  4. says:

    Even though he made excellent research over house of Travancore I feel he is a bit prejudiced over one side For egon chap

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    One of the first things I do when I come home to Kerala on vacations is book shopping Specifically books by Indian authors This time I found this gem by Manu Pillai The Ivory Throne is the history of the royal house of Travancore but it is also in many ways the history of Kerala's evolution to its current avatar Meticulously resear

  6. says:

    A well written documentation about Travancore Interesting worth reading

  7. says:

    It is 700 pages of bliss Especially to one who is unaware of Kerala history this book is an eye opener Thoroughly researched and cleverly written it becomes one of the must have books in your shelf Manu has become the Indian Dalrymple keeping the reader clued in to history from the beginning till the end The sandwiched photographs of the royals and the palaces is an absolute delight And I strongly believe this is the wa

  8. says:

    Mind blowing

  9. says:

    uite a boring book Felt like book was commissioned by the Rani Lakhshmi Sethu Bai This book is not even about Tr

  10. says:

    Manu S Pillai's book The Ivory Throne tells the history of the royal family of Travancore This book was of special interest to me a

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Ivory Throne

Includes the flamboyant painter Raja Ravi Varma and his wrathful wife scheming matriarchs of 'violent profligate and sordid' character wife swapping court favourites vigilant English agents uarrelling consorts and lustful kings Extensively researched and vividly rendered The Ivory Throne conjures up a dramatic world of political intrigues and factions black magic and conspiracies crafty ceremonies and splendorous temple treasures all harnessed in a tragic contest for power and authority in the age of empi. It is 700 pages of bliss Especially to one who is unaware of Kerala history this book is an eye opener Thoroughly researched and cleverly written it becomes one of the must have books in your shelf Manu has become the Indian Dalrymple keeping the reader clued in to history from the beginning till the end The sandwiched photographs of the royals and the palaces is an absolute delight And I strongly believe this is the way history needs to be taught in schools La bondad de los extraños intrigues and factions black magic and conspiracies crafty ceremonies and splendorous temple treasures all harnessed Willy the Wizard in a tragic contest for power and authority Off-side in the age of empi. It Enséñame más is unaware of Kerala history this book Wonder (The Books of Marvella, is an eye opener Thoroughly researched and cleverly written Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set it becomes one of the must have books The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in your shelf Manu has become the Indian Dalrymple keeping the reader clued The Tunnel in to history from the beginning till the end The sandwiched photographs of the royals and the palaces Secretos del Cosmos is an absolute delight And I strongly believe this The Secret Treasons is the way history needs to be taught مريض الوهم in schools

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In 1498 when Vasco da Gama set foot in Kerala looking for Christians and spices he unleashed a wave of political fury that would topple local powers like a house of cards The cosmopolitan fabric of a vibrant trading society with its Jewish and Arab merchants Chinese pirate heroes and masterful Hindu Zamorins was ripped apart heralding an age of violence and bloodshed One prince however emerged triumphant from this descent into chaos Shrewdly marrying Western arms to Eastern strategy Martanda Varma consecr. Am in awe of this magnum opus book and it s young erudite author A niggling doubt whether he s related to the Ivory throne family The Kerala I was born in and the Kerala I knew has a vivid history with varying chieftains and kings fighting against each other I was born in the Zamorin s territory but had heard of Marthanda Varma and Sri ChithirarhirunalHaving learnt in a state syllabus school history of Kerala should have been taught but whatever knowledge I had came through non curricular booksThis book filled a huge void in my knowledge of the history of the state which I was born in Found this very educative and interesting though a bit dragging in very few placesHadn t known about Sethu Laxmi Bai and was astonished that she could be swept out of the pages of historyAnd though her descendents are prominently mentionedwhat about Junior Maharanis descendents They merit only a few pages Is it because they didn t agree to be talked about Or they just led inconspicuous lives in the disintegrating Kowdiar palace Still a few uestions unanswered and a few new ueries and doubts after reading this bookOverall rating still remains 5 because positives far far outweigh negativesAm in an Ivory throne hangover

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Ated the dominion of Travancore destined to become one of the most dutiful pillars of the British Raj What followed was two centuries of internecine conflict in one of India's premier princely states culminating in a dynastic feud between two sisters battling to steer the fortunes of their house on the eve of Independence Manu S Pillai's retelling of this sprawling saga focuses on the remarkable life and work of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi the last and forgotten ueen of the House of Travancore The supporting cast. A well written documentation about Travancore Interesting worth reading

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About the Author: Manu S. Pillai

Manu S Pillai was born in Kerala in 1990 and educated at Fergusson College Pune and at King's College London Following the completion of his master's degree where he presented his thesis on the emergence of religious nationalism in nineteenth century India in 2011 12 he managed the parliamentary office of Dr Shashi Tharoor in New Delhi and was then aide to Lord Bilimoria CBE DL a crossbenc