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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The march had been called by the moderate separatist group All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and supported by the hard-line separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest "the landing of Indian troops this day in 1947" following partition of the Indian sub-continent into India and Pakistan and accession by the states Hindu Maharaja to India.
The Hindu maharaja of largely-Muslim Kashmir dithered when faced with the decision of which country to join, and within months an uprising by Kashmiri Muslim veterans of the old British Indian army was underway, soon joined by tribal fighters from Pakistan.
He first went to India as the guest of Syed Ross Masood, the dedicatee of A Passage to India who belonged to the Muslim elite, and returned later at the invitation of a Hindu maharaja.