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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Maharaja

 

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

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Punjab Gazetteer of 1916 claims the house was built in 1845, which contradicts the fact that it was built while Maharajah Ranjit Singh was alive, for he died in 1839.
After 10 years as the star attraction in Belle Vue, Maharajah died aged 18 and his skeleton was displayed at the zoo, before being sold to Manchester Museum where it took centre stage in the Manchester Gallery.
Charanjeet, a local resident said that the move has been in place since the time the state was ruled by Maharajahs.
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The maharajah traced his ancestry to Raja Todermall, the finance minister to Akbar the Great.
"The Maharajah definitely lived at Mulgrave Castle," says Emma.
In 1946, before partition, a strong force of Maharajah State Forces stationed at the Garrison of Poonch had marched suddenly into the towns and villages and whole of the people's property, real or personal, was seized by them.
The news saddened the Maharajah who considered it as an ill-omen.
Air India's mascot, the Maharajah, is symbolic of a brand that has endured and grown.
Hari Niwas was constructed by Hari Singh, the last Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir, for his wife Maharani Tara Devi.
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He visits Amritsar, receives an invitation to eat with a maharajah and meets the Nihang, an order of nomadic Sikh warriors.