Pr beh Anity Delgadovej, panielskej tane nice, ktor sa vydala za indick ho maharad u a stala sa tak takmer za noc indickou princeznou, je vyrozpr van na z klade skuto n ch udalost Spolu s Anitou sa itate prenesie do Indie obdobia v stredn ch maharad ov a vst pi do sveta rozpr vkovej n dhery, do sveta, ktor dnes u neexistuje Pr beh Anity a maharad u z Kapurthaly nie je iba romantick m rozpr van m o tom, o prin a so sebou l ska, ale aj pr behom, ktor ukazuje na odli nos kult r, na osobitn vz ah Indie a Eur py, na skalia, ktor odli nos oboch kult r loveku prin aj V neposlednom rade je to p sobiv rozpr vanie o konci jednej epochy indick ch dej n, v ktorom sa stret vame s konkr tnymi u mi, s ich probl mami, t bami i v ami, ktor asto ved k inom, ktor mi lovek n sledne opovrhuje a ktor loveka de truuj K zrade, klamstv m a podvodom Rozpr vkov pr beh Anity sa napokon skon il fiaskom a stal sa najzn mej m kand lom v Indii z ias novodobej anglickej koloniz cie


10 thoughts on “Pasión India

  1. Becky Becky says:

    I started this book ages ago, and forced myself to finish it The material was interesting, of course a Spanish woman who becomes one of the many wives of a Rajah in British Colonial India What s not to like I ll tell you what s not to like the writing It was terrible From a techinical perspective, it broke the rules like point of view I was very disconcerted that we had random glimpses into everyone s head whenever the author felt like putting us there The prose was tedious and melodram I started this book ages ago, and forced myself to finish it The material was interesting, of course a Spanish woman who becomes one of the many wives of a Rajah in British Colonial India What s not to like I ll tell you what s not to like the writing It was terrible From a techinical perspective, it broke the rules like point of view I was very disconcerted that we had random glimpses into everyone s head whenever the author felt like putting us there The prose was tedious and melodramatic it was like a bad romance novel that had stepped into a history book Too bad, or maybe too good, for the author because the subject matter was rich


  2. Susan Susan says:

    This book was somewhat of a mix between fiction and non fiction I wish the author had madeof a choice between generes There were great descriptions of colonial India and how Indian sensibilities have translated worldwide I d get interested in learning about India and then the author would start taking about the characters and their feelings,etc The characters were somewhat two dimensional and never fully fleshed out to my point of view I waited almost 400 pages for the big reveal, whi This book was somewhat of a mix between fiction and non fiction I wish the author had madeof a choice between generes There were great descriptions of colonial India and how Indian sensibilities have translated worldwide I d get interested in learning about India and then the author would start taking about the characters and their feelings,etc The characters were somewhat two dimensional and never fully fleshed out to my point of view I waited almost 400 pages for the big reveal, which to my modern sensibilitieswas somewhat lackluster I think if the movie ever gets made with Penelope Cruz , it might beinteresting than the book


  3. Sy Ferrari Sy Ferrari says:

    As biography romance, India Passion show us a main character very simmiliar to the characters from E a de Queiroz novels Anita represent the woman of imperialist Europe that was struggling for independence.By the history material, the book brings the routine of the english India with all the odd habits of the princes and marajas that tried to adapt their feudalism way of governace with a capitalism world that was rising.My wow for this novel goes to the pitch of Gandhi appereance as a sinal As biography romance, India Passion show us a main character very simmiliar to the characters from E a de Queiroz novels Anita represent the woman of imperialist Europe that was struggling for independence.By the history material, the book brings the routine of the english India with all the odd habits of the princes and marajas that tried to adapt their feudalism way of governace with a capitalism world that was rising.My wow for this novel goes to the pitch of Gandhi appereance as a sinal of the and of a era and of a love history


  4. Denise Denise says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars Sumptuous and fascinating historical fiction that is based on the life and times of a Spanish girl named Ana Anita Delgado Briones, who, at 17, left her family and everything familiar behind and traveled to India to wed His Highness Raja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala She had no idea, nor was she even remotely prepared, to become the fifth wife nor did she realize that, as a European woman, she would not be awarded even the slightest degree of acceptance by his househol 5.0 out of 5 stars Sumptuous and fascinating historical fiction that is based on the life and times of a Spanish girl named Ana Anita Delgado Briones, who, at 17, left her family and everything familiar behind and traveled to India to wed His Highness Raja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala She had no idea, nor was she even remotely prepared, to become the fifth wife nor did she realize that, as a European woman, she would not be awarded even the slightest degree of acceptance by his household, his people, or the British establishment there Does Anita have what it takes to overcome tradition Would this princess live happily ever after in a place wealthy beyond her dreams The details of her story are so well written that the reader is immediately engaged with Ana soon to be officially renamed Prem Jaur Princess of love and her unusual position in tumultuous times circa early 1900s Facts are easily intertwined with very realistic imaginings of life at the palace, travel, politics, domestic travails, and many other encounters with the renowned people of that period in history in India and Europe From the food, to the clothing, to Anita s intimate life with the Raja think Kamasutra , to the birth of a child, to the beliefs and behavior of the various religions and culture, and intrigue in the zenana it s all here in such remarkable description that the reader believes it all could have happened just this way.It s a great story that brought out the researcher in me and provided a wonderful examination of the people, customs and country that was India before the end of British Imperial oversight I d recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction.Thank you to NetGalley and Open Road Integrated Media for the e book to review


  5. Lisa B. Lisa B. says:

    My ThoughtsEver since reading M.M Kaye s The Far Pavilions, I ve pretty much been a sucker for books set in the time of British held India For some reason, this place and time period just fascinates me In The Dancer and the Raja, Mr Muro provides us with his interpretation of the life of Anita Delgado Anita is a young 17 year old Spanish dancer when she catches the eye of the maharaja of Kapurthala Her family is poor, the Raj offers an incredible monetary sum to marry Anita and this is see My ThoughtsEver since reading M.M Kaye s The Far Pavilions, I ve pretty much been a sucker for books set in the time of British held India For some reason, this place and time period just fascinates me In The Dancer and the Raja, Mr Muro provides us with his interpretation of the life of Anita Delgado Anita is a young 17 year old Spanish dancer when she catches the eye of the maharaja of Kapurthala Her family is poor, the Raj offers an incredible monetary sum to marry Anita and this is seen as a huge opportunity for Anita to have a better life As a Spaniard married to a prince from India, Anita is never accepted by the the British who rule India, or by the Raja s family The prince s other wives see her as a threat The British feel that a European women should have never lowered her standards to marry someone from India What was supposed to be an ideal life for Anita ultimately turns into one of loneliness and rejection.I found this book mesmerizing Javier Moro write with such rich description of India in the early 1900s I learned a great deal about the history of India through this story This was one of those books that as soon as I read the last page, I wanted to reread it all over again It was that magical.I truly want to thank Open Road Publishing, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this delightful book in exchange for an unbiased review


  6. Sanjeev Sanjeev says:

    Novel About Spanish Wife of a Sikh PrinceThis novel, set in early 20th century India Europe is based on the life of Anita Delgado, a Spanish dancer whom the Maharaja King Jagatjit Singh of the Indian princely state of Kapurthala, in Panjab, meets at the wedding of King Alfonso XIII in Madrid, in 1906 The kings takes a liking to her, invites her poor family to Paris, and marries her as his fifth wife in 1908 She travels to Bombay on a ship and then on train to Kapurthala By the time she re Novel About Spanish Wife of a Sikh PrinceThis novel, set in early 20th century India Europe is based on the life of Anita Delgado, a Spanish dancer whom the Maharaja King Jagatjit Singh of the Indian princely state of Kapurthala, in Panjab, meets at the wedding of King Alfonso XIII in Madrid, in 1906 The kings takes a liking to her, invites her poor family to Paris, and marries her as his fifth wife in 1908 She travels to Bombay on a ship and then on train to Kapurthala By the time she reaches India, she is sick and discovers that she is pregnant.The Sikh Maharaja has another lavish wedding ceremony in Kapurthala and constructs a new palace based on palace of Versailles.And then the novel explores her life in Kapurthala, where she is not accepted by the British Maharaja s other wives, her friendship with Princess Amrit Kaur, her loyal maid and her dealings with the Prince s subjects He also explores the harems, multiple wives and sexual escapades and other excesses of Princely lives.It takes a while to get into the book, and there are places in the book where the explanations are too long and the book drags but overall, I think Javier Moro has done a good job of capturing that period of British India


  7. Jo Dervan Jo Dervan says:

    This books is a historical fiction about an Indian raja who took a 17 year old Spanish dancer as his 5th wife It is based on the diaries of the woman, Anita Delgado, and researched by interviews with family and friends still alive The couple met in 1908 when she and her sister were dancing at a Madrid theater to help the family The raja was smitten and basically bought her from her parents for a dowery that made the family rich The raja sent her to Paris in the care of a governess who basica This books is a historical fiction about an Indian raja who took a 17 year old Spanish dancer as his 5th wife It is based on the diaries of the woman, Anita Delgado, and researched by interviews with family and friends still alive The couple met in 1908 when she and her sister were dancing at a Madrid theater to help the family The raja was smitten and basically bought her from her parents for a dowery that made the family rich The raja sent her to Paris in the care of a governess who basically educated her socially and taught her how to dress Then after a quick civil marriage in Paris, Anita and her governess sailed to India to meet the raja and marry in an elaborate ceremony She also found out at that time that he had 4 other wives in residence She was never fully accepted by the other Indian wives or the British as India was part of the British Empire at the time The couple traveled in grand style all over Europe regularly The raja eventually lost interest in her but they remained married until her son was 18 Then they divorced and she lived the rest of her life in Europe.The book is fascinating because it exposes a lifestyle unimaginable to most readers


  8. Ariadna73 Ariadna73 says:

    Check out what I wrote in my Spanish blog novel is the real history of the Maharaja of Kapurthala and his fifth wife a 16 year old girl called Anita Delgado who managed to be married to him and succeed in a foreign country with everything against her during almost two decades In the end the fairy tale ends as usual the marriage ends because of infidelity of both spouses but it is very surprising that the Maharaj was able to forgive her wife s Check out what I wrote in my Spanish blog novel is the real history of the Maharaja of Kapurthala and his fifth wife a 16 year old girl called Anita Delgado who managed to be married to him and succeed in a foreign country with everything against her during almost two decades In the end the fairy tale ends as usual the marriage ends because of infidelity of both spouses but it is very surprising that the Maharaj was able to forgive her wife s sin of betrayal even when he was a man and he was his land s king We are talking about the first half of the twentieth century and a culture where the woman have no place they are worth even less than the dirt that men step on However the king was able to divorce his European wife and send her back to Paris with a generous pension He didn t abandon her and it is really outstanding I felt like the human beings have a second opportunity on this earth with this kind of souls inhabiting it


  9. Linda Linda says:

    For its literary and historical values this book rates five stars The author s writing mechanics were good enough to keep me reading through the tedium His descriptions of India, its government and its people were excellent The following passage caught my eye She knows she is swimming in dangerous waters, but she does not come to the shore to stop her journey That passage refers to the Spanish dancer s infidelity which is not merely wrong, it is dangerous The author defines the deteriora For its literary and historical values this book rates five stars The author s writing mechanics were good enough to keep me reading through the tedium His descriptions of India, its government and its people were excellent The following passage caught my eye She knows she is swimming in dangerous waters, but she does not come to the shore to stop her journey That passage refers to the Spanish dancer s infidelity which is not merely wrong, it is dangerous The author defines the deteriorating relationship between India and England and the differences between Europe and Asia often through the relationships forged between the people of these lands East is east and west is and never the twain shall meet, but it will not be from lack of trying Read another reader s review to learn what the book was about I cannot tell you the about when the author s writing touches my soul.Thank you, Mr Moro, for a good read


  10. Radhika Radhika says:

    The subject was fascinating But didn t like the writing at all.