The young Maharajah of Bansda takes a ride on a fabulously-caparisoned royal elephant; take note of the chattra, the umbrella-like canopy suspended above the maharajah’s head, and long a symbol of Indian royalty. Via Sacala Regia

The young Maharajah of Bansda takes a ride on a fabulously-caparisoned royal elephant; take note of the chattra, the umbrella-like canopy suspended above the maharajah’s head, and long a symbol of Indian royalty. Via Sacala Regia

Princess Rani Lakshmi Bai (the warrior Princess) married at the age of 12 and within a couple of years her husband the Raja died Shortly afterwards the British government, rulers of India at that time, stripped her of all her lands citing their opinion that she was not of royal blood.

Princess Rani Lakshmi Bai (the warrior Princess) married at the age of 12 and within a couple of years her husband the Raja died Shortly afterwards the British government, rulers of India at that time, stripped her of all her lands citing their opinion that she was not of royal blood.

Images of an exhibition of photographs of Indian women, taken between the 1850s and 1950s.

In pictures: Indian women through the ages

Images of an exhibition of photographs of Indian women, taken between the 1850s and 1950s.

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