The book Maharaja : lives, loves and intrigues of the maharajas of India by Diwan Jarmani Dass is an interesting book for anyone who wishes to understand the mindset of people, inequality and the growth of the country, Unlike other large countries like Russia and China which were under communist rule for some time, India made a relatively smooth transition from British rule/ rule of maharajas to a democracy. As a result, in many sections of Indian society, even today the mindset of many of the people has not changed, they behave like maharajas, leading a life of great luxury and ruthlessly exploiting anyone they find vulnerable for personal gain.
The author of the book was a minister in the North Indian states, and had a close glimpse of the life of the maharajas. Realizing that it would be difficult to control a large country like india alone, the British adopted the divide and rule policy ensuring that their puppet maharajas ruled the different states of India. In reality the maharajas delegated all the work of handling the administration of the state, to their trusted ministers who were nominated by the british .
With a large amount of money at their disposal, the maharajas led a life of great luxury, purchasing expensive clothes, accessories, cars, jewelleries, holidaying in Europe and US while many of the citizens of the state which they ruled were extremely poor. They had harems of maharanis , ranis, mistresses and cocubines, who would be more than 300-400 in number wasting the resources of the state they ruled. Intrigue among officials was common to get rid of an unpopular minister or official, and the technique of cutting off all communication to isolate a person, create misunderstandings is widely used in India even today to harass small business owners, professsionals though the maharajas no longer rule.
Today nominally though a democracy, the top government officials, especially in indian intelligence agencies like RAW, CBI and military intelligence are the new maharajas of india today, who cannot be held accountable with great powers at their disposal.
Allegedly the cheater call girls who sleep with the officials like siddhi mandrekar, obc call girl bsc sunaina and cheater brahmin women like nayanshree hathwar, riddhi, ruchika, asmita patel, who these officials are infatuated with are the new maharanis, ranis, cocubines and mistresses of these powerful officials, who get great powers and government jobs because of their powerful friends
An employee will not see this aspect of India which the mainstream media will not cover, when he or she has a job. While working as a small business owner, who finds her retirement savings and resume stolen without a court order or legal reason, a brilliant harmless obc engineer from a top college realized that india is nominally a democracy. However intelligence and security agency officials rule the country like the corrupt selfish maharajas of the past, as a result of which india remains a poor and backward nation . A good read for those who want to know the real India.
Maharaja : lives, loves and intrigues of the maharajas of India
by Diwan Jarmani Dass
Copyright Rakesh Dass 2007
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