The Private Life of an Indian Prince

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The Private Life of an Indian Prince
First edition
Author Mulk Raj Anand
Country India
Language English
Publisher Hutchinson
Publication date
Media type Print
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.