Colour Plates from the Book Nine Ideal Indian Women by Maharanee Sunity Devee of Cooch Behar - 1919

Stories of the nine great women from Indian Mythologies written by Maharani Sunity Devi. The nine great women of this book are Sati, Sunity, Sakuntala, Savitri, Shaibya, Sita, Promila, Damayanti and Uttara.


Her Highness, Maharani Suniti Devi ( or Sunity Devi ) CIE (1864-1932) was the Maharani of Princely state of Koch Bihar, India.
In 1887, her husband, Maharja Nipendra Narayan was awarded GCIE and she was awarded CIE. Suniti Devi became the first Indian women to be awarded CIE. She attended the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria in 1898 and Delhi Durbar of 1911 with her husband, the Maharaja of Cooch Behar. She along with her sister, the Maharani of Mayurbhanj, Sucharu Devi, were noted for their elegant style dressing.
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