Maharaja

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Maharaja

 

a title of princes in India. In modern independent India maharajas and princes with other titles have been deprived of political power.

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After this she retired from politics, seeing the demise of Indian royalty as coinciding with the crumbling of values, the disappearance of tigers and wild life and the crumbling of Jaipur which, under the Maharajahs, had been a glorious city of wide avenues, peacocks, palaces and pink walls.
Her father, the Maharajah of Cooch Behar had 60, and her grandfather, the Maharajah of Baroda.
Part of the Palace is a museum displaying ancient Mughal and Rajasthani miniatures, carpets, costumes worn by the former Maharajahs and Maharanis of Jaipur and weaponry of all kinds.
A wondrous place created by Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century to indulge his passion for science and the arts, Jaipur was originally painted in its blushing colour to recreate the red sandstone buildings of the Mughal cities - although much of the pinkness is credited to the visit in 1876 by the Prince of Wales when, to welcome his guest, the Maharajah Mansingh ordered the whole city to be dressed in this symbolic welcoming colour.
She is the sister of His Highness the Maharajah of Karauli in eastern Rajasthan, whose predecessors ruled an area of more than 1200 square miles from 1100AD until 1947 when India became a republic.
These days, Ismail can pick and choose his leads and shrugs when reminded of the days he masqueraded as the Maharajah Of Jodhpur to gain entry to a hotel.
EVER fancied being wined, dined and pampered like the Maharajahs of old?
Upstairs in his restaurant in Medieval Spon Street, he has created two maharajah tents, based on those used by Indian royalty in the 15th century.
One Maharajah could not be seen to have precedence over another Maharajah by entering first," he explains.
We toured the impressive City Palace, where the son of the last maharajah still lives.
The gates are decorated with the 15 handprints of Maharajah Man Singh's widows, who threw themselves onto his funeral pyre in 1843.
But rather than rest on its laurels, the restaurant has now launched 'The Maharajah and Maharani Experiences' to provide diners with a truly memorable evening of culinary delight, where nothing is left to chance or is too much trouble for the staff.

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