The Private Life of an Indian Prince

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The Private Life of an Indian Prince
Author Mulk Raj Anand
Country India
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print
ISBN 978-81-7223-760-8
OCLC 9746197

The Private Life of an Indian Prince is a novel by Mulk Raj Anand first published in 1953.[1] The book is classified as one of Anand's most impressive and important works.[2] In keeping with his other writings dealing with the topic of social and political reform, this book deals with the abolition of the princely states system in India.[3] While the novel is not an autobiography, like many of his earlier novels, it follows an autobiographical tone.[4]

In 2004, a commemorative edition including this book was launched by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.[5]


  1. ^ "Mulk Raj Anand draws closer to 100". The Times of India. December 11, 2003. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Author Mulk Raj Anand dead.". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. September 29, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Poetics of protest". The Hindu. December 4, 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  4. ^ Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna. An illustrated history of Indian literature in English. Permanent Black. p. 178. ISBN 978-81-7824-031-2. OCLC 51586373. 
  5. ^ "PM releases special commemorative edition on Mulk Raj Anand". Govt of India, Press Information Bureau. December 11, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-31.