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The House Of Scindias: A Saga Of Power, Politics And Intrigue

Rasheed Kidwai

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Weeks before India announced a total lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, the drama and governance coup in Madhya Pradesh?s political theatre was already peaking. Jyotiraditya Scindia dumped the Congress overnight for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bringing down the former from power in the state. Many saw the return of the pro...digal grandson as the reunion of the political dynasty of Scindias under BJP?s catch-all umbrella. Jostling to spill over, along with priceless jewels in the treasury of Jai Vilas Palace ? the Scindias? royal abode in Gwalior ? are many carefully buried secrets. Some are best hidden away, such as the Gwalior monarchs? controversial role during the Revolt of 1857. Others need to be kept out of sight for diplomatic causes, such as the Rajmata?s excessive dependency on her ?Rasputin? and the resultant mistrust of her only son, Madhavrao. One of the bigger questions is the palace?s alleged and under-probed role in Mahatma Gandhi?s assassination. It is perhaps because of these unsolved mysteries that curiosity about the Scindias ? a family that has given India many a statespersons across party lines ? continues to dominate India?s public imagination. With political intrigue, palace conspiracies, cut-throat rivalry and an ugly public feud, betrayals and property wars fought in courts, and siblings that do not look eye to eye, the Scindias make tantalizing headlines. With a wealth of information about the Gwalior royals, The House of Scindias is their most definitive and revealing biography.

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  • RASHEED KIDWAI is a journalist, author, columnist and political analyst. He is Visiting Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation, Delhi. Formerly Associate Editor at The Telegraph, Kidwai is a keen observer of government, politics, community affairs and Hindi cinema.

ISBN
9788195124800
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
264
Weight (kg)
0.4
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography, Current Affairs & Politics
Published Date
06/09/21
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • RASHEED KIDWAI is a journalist, author, columnist and political analyst. He is Visiting Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation, Delhi. Formerly Associate Editor at The Telegraph, Kidwai is a keen observer of government, politics, community affairs and Hindi cinema.

ISBN
9788195124800
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
264
Weight (kg)
0.4
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography, Current Affairs & Politics
Published Date
06/09/21
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • RASHEED KIDWAI is a journalist, author, columnist and political analyst. He is Visiting Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation, Delhi. Formerly Associate Editor at The Telegraph, Kidwai is a keen observer of government, politics, community affairs and Hindi cinema.

ISBN
9788195124800
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
264
Weight (kg)
0.4
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography, Current Affairs & Politics
Published Date
06/09/21
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • RASHEED KIDWAI is a journalist, author, columnist and political analyst. He is Visiting Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation, Delhi. Formerly Associate Editor at The Telegraph, Kidwai is a keen observer of government, politics, community affairs and Hindi cinema.

ISBN
9788195124800
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
264
Weight (kg)
0.4
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography, Current Affairs & Politics
Published Date
06/09/21
Publisher
Roli Books