For 776 years, the Dungarpur state was ruled without a break by a single family, despite all the countless invasions and incursions of the time.
That’s eight centuries and definitely a very long inning. Precisely what piqued my curiosity with this book. Very few princely states in pre-independence India or elsewhere in the world have such a record!
Descendants of the Sisodia’s of Udaipur, the Maharwals of Dungarpur represent the elder branch whereas the rulers of Mewar represent the younger branch. Let’s look at what made them tick.