Maharaja Bhupendra Singh of Patiala wearing his fourteen strand natural pearl necklace and royal jewels.

The Magnificent Maharajas of India

Maharaja Bhupendra Singh of Patiala wearing his fourteen strand natural pearl necklace and royal jewels.

Udaipur has the world’s oldest unbroken ruling lineage, with the current Maharana (synonymous with Maharaja) of Udaipur being the 76th...

Udaipur has the world’s oldest unbroken ruling lineage, with the current Maharana (synonymous with Maharaja) of Udaipur being the 76th...

The Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir. Royal India.

The Magnificent Maharajas of India

The Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir. Royal India.

Princess Mehrunissa of Rampur

Princess Mehrunissa of Rampur

Maharaja-of-Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Maharaja-of-Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Princess Diya Kumari is often referred to as one of the most beautiful princesses in India

Princess Diya Kumari is often referred to as one of the most beautiful princesses in India

Humayun was the second Mughal emperor. When he was growing up he learned Turki, Arabic, and Persian. He was interested in mathematics, philosophy, and astrology.

Humayun was the second Mughal emperor. When he was growing up he learned Turki, Arabic, and Persian. He was interested in mathematics, philosophy, and astrology.

Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775 – 1862), was the last Mughal emperor & a member of the Timurid Dynasty. Zafar was the son of Mirza Akbar Shah II & Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput, & became Mughal Emperor when his father died in 1837. He used Zafar, a part of his name, meaning “victory”, for his nom de plume (takhallus) as an Urdu poet, & he wrote many Urdu ghazals under it.

Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775 – 1862), was the last Mughal emperor & a member of the Timurid Dynasty. Zafar was the son of Mirza Akbar Shah II & Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput, & became Mughal Emperor when his father died in 1837. He used Zafar, a part of his name, meaning “victory”, for his nom de plume (takhallus) as an Urdu poet, & he wrote many Urdu ghazals under it.

Maharaja Singh Bahadur of Alwar. Born in 1882. Many formal portraits of Maharajas were made to commemorate the grand “Durbars” between Indian and English royalty.

Maharaja Singh Bahadur of Alwar. Born in 1882. Many formal portraits of Maharajas were made to commemorate the grand “Durbars” between Indian and English royalty.

Maharaja Sher Singh by August Theodor Schoefft

Portrait of Maharaja Sher Singh, in Regal Dress, C.1850

Maharaja Sher Singh by August Theodor Schoefft

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