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Maharaja: A Book by Diwan Jarmani Dass

Maharaja is a book written by Diwan Jarmani Dass, a former minister and confidant of several Indian princes during the British Raj. The book is a collection of anecdotes and stories about the lives and personalities of various maharajas, or Indian kings, who ruled over different parts of India before and after the independence. The book covers topics such as the lavish lifestyles, the intrigues, the romances, the wars, the reforms, and the eccentricities of these rulers, who belonged to different religions, cultures, and regions of India.


The book was first published in 1969 by Hind Pocket Books Private Limited in Delhi. It has been reprinted several times and is available in both English and Hindi languages. The book has also been digitized and can be accessed online for free from the Internet Archive . The book has received positive reviews from readers and critics alike, who have praised the author's style, humor, and insight into the history and culture of India.

Diwan Jarmani Dass (1895-1979) was a prominent figure in the Indian political and social scene during the 20th century. He served as a minister and adviser to several maharajas, such as Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, Madho Rao Scindia of Gwalior, and Yashwant Rao Holkar of Indore. He was also involved in the Indian independence movement and was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, and other leaders. He wrote several books on Indian history, politics, and culture, such as The Maharajas of India, The Princes of India, The Magnificent Maharaja, and The Beautiful Maharani.

Maharaja is a fascinating and entertaining read for anyone interested in learning more about the rich and diverse heritage of India. The book offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the most powerful and influential men in Indian history, who shaped the destiny of their states and their people. The book also reveals the human side of these rulers, who had their own strengths, weaknesses, joys, sorrows, hopes, and fears. The book is a tribute to the legacy of these maharajas, who left behind a lasting impression on the world.


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