Maharana: The Story of the Rulers of Udaipur

Overview

Although their are maharajas aplenty in Rajasthan, there is only one Maharana: Udaipur
A fascinating narrative of 1500-year old traditions of valour and honour.

Includes accounts of the legendary Kumbha, Sanga, Rana Pratap and their illustrious descendants
Explores the relevance of the dynasty in present-day India.

With photographs and ...

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Overview

Although their are maharajas aplenty in Rajasthan, there is only one Maharana: Udaipur
A fascinating narrative of 1500-year old traditions of valour and honour.

Includes accounts of the legendary Kumbha, Sanga, Rana Pratap and their illustrious descendants
Explores the relevance of the dynasty in present-day India.

With photographs and illustrations from family archives and collections
This history of the erstwhile princely state of Udaipur evokes the glory and grandeur of the Rajput courts. Here are tales of honour and chivalry, of magnanimity to enemies, and of a fierce pride that did not bow down before Moghul might or British power. Udaipur is the world's oldest ruling dynasty, whose antiquity surpasses any European royal line - it spans 76 generations and some 1500 years. There are Maharajas aplenty in Rajasthan, but only one Maharana: Udaipur.

Many interesting episodes enliven this historical account - how Prince Khurram sought refuge in Udaipur, from where he was proclaimed Emperor Shah Jahan; how King George V had to visit the Delhi railway station to meet Maharana Fateh Singh; how a nautch girl nearly achieved the feat of walking a tightrope across the lake from the City Palace. Maharana ends with a description of the palace, a splendid example of Rajput architecture which 'combined building with poetry'.

This revised and updated edition (first published in 1990) contains a new chapter Concept of Custodian , which explores the relevance of the dynasty for the people of Mewar and present-day India.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788189995706
  • Publisher: Mapin Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Masters studied French and Romance Philology at University College, Cardiff, and the University of Montpellier in France. His first book was a study of Molière and then he went on write about British aristocracy. He also wrote several biographies, of which Killing for Company, on the mass-murderer Dennis Nilsen, won the Gold Dagger award for non-fiction in 1985. His most recent books include two volumes of autobiography, Getting Personal and Second Thoughts, and The Actors - Volume one of the history of the Garrick Club, of which he is a trustee.
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Table of Contents

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Preface by Judge Maharaj Nagendra Singh
Maharana Fateh Singh
From Bappa Rawal to the First Sack of Chittor
Kumbha, Sanga, and Panna Dhai
The Foundation of Udaipur and the Glory of Pratap
The Period of Construction: Maharana Jagat Singh
Arrival of the British
Victorian Stability
Back to Fateh Singh
Independence
Into the Future
The Concept of Custodian
The City Palace
Genealogical List of the Rulers of Mewar
Sources and Bibliography
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