May, 2015 archive
The Maharaja’s Man : Diwan Jarmani Dass is a fascinating look at the life of a minister in the court of the maharaja of kapurthala and patiala . Not only does it provide an interesting glimpse of how india was run in pre independence day India, before the british were forced to leave the country, it also provides an insight into the culture of the country which has not changed significantly over the last century, especially the status of women.
Today the maharajas have been replaced by the intelligence agency officials who cannot be held accountable, and treat women the same way. Allegedly some intelligence agency positions in india are also hereditary based on information available online and offline in magazines. Just as the marriage or being a mistress of a maharaja could make a woman rich overnight, being married to or sleeping w