Launch of Gautam Sen’s book "The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars"
Launch of Gautam Sen’s book The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars
27 April 2011
H.R.H. Shriji Arvind Singh of Udaipur graced the launch as Chief Guest.
Eminent collectors Mr Nitin Dossa, Dr Ravi Prakash and Mr Diljeet Titus talked on the book.
Two vintage cars from Mr Diljeet Titus’s collection were on display: 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 7 Passenger Sedan (coach built by Kellner, France) and 1930 Stutz Series M, 4 Passenger Speedster, Dual Cowl, Le Baron.
About the Author
Gautam Sen is widely acknowledged as the leading automotive journalist in India, having founded the country’s first car magazine, Indian Auto (1986) as well as Auto India (1993). After moving to Paris in 1997, he continued his association with the latter, and later launched the Indian edition of the BBC’s Top Gear magazine. He is now back in the driver’s seat at Auto India and divides his time between Paris, where his family lives, and Mumbai. Sen, whose professional career had debuted with Maruti, continues to offer his expertise in design and technology to automobile companies, and has worked with San Motors, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hero Motors and de la Chapelle.
About The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars published by Haynes Publishing :
| |From a swan-necked car that ‘caused elephants and natives to flee in every direction’, to a Rolls-Royce converted to transport a maharaja’s personal cricket team, this new book provides a fascinating insight into a changing society, through the history of the maharajas’ cars.
This is an engaging account of 70 of the few hundred surviving cars and the stories of the extraordinary people associated with them. Gautam Sen, has done extensive research and been afforded unique access into some of the most splendid car collections in India to create this authoritative and visually impressive study. This is not just a book about cars but an insight into the privileged lives of the top tier of Indian society.
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