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Indian Princess - Maharani Gayatri Devi Princess of Jaipur on her Wedding Day to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II

Lord Curzon Viceroy of India with Maharajah Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.  c. 1907

The British Raj, pre Two rulers: the imperious and dynamic Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India with subjects and the Maharajah of Patiala, ruler of Amenable Indian princes were favored and flattered by the British rulers.

world war II- i love when 2 cultures come together they merge and co exist in a totally new form. like here, the indian saree worn over a shirt, draped under the epaulette.

World War What looks like the uniform of a serving Indian RAF personnel, is the saree worn with a formal shirt and epaulette!

The British Empire - Americans learned a lot of tricks from these dominators, none of them good. For example, tactics that involve subjugating a people: divide and conquer, propaganda and disinformation, shadow government, hidden agendas, subversion of public will, confiscation of the public tax money for black budgets, secret global drug and arms running, instilling false loyalties and bogus patriotism, political leaders and business interests and the merely wealthy put above the law, etc.

The British Empire - Americans learned a lot of tricks from these dominators…

Pippa Middleton. The 28-year-old party planner looked stunning in a tight-fitting, raspberry-hued Issa silk dress, paired with a matching fascinator and black pumps as she made her way to longtime friend Camilla Hook's wedding

Red Hot! Pippa Middleton Wows in a Raspberry Dress at Friend's Wedding

The party planner looked stunning in a tight-fitting, raspberry-hued Issa silk dress, paired with a matching fascinator and black pumps as she made her way to longtime friend Camilla Hook's wedding

Cornelia Sorabji (1866 - 1954)- first woman to practice law in India and Britain. Cornelia graduated from Oxford law in 1892, and defended women's rights in India for many years.

swintons: “ Cornelia Sorabji November 1866 - 6 July “Though Indian (Parsi) and a woman, Cornelia Sorabji accomplished the unimaginable in becoming the first woman to practice law in India.

Richly adorned elephants and carriage of the Maharaja of Rewa at the... Pictures | Getty Images

Richly adorned elephants and carriage of the Maharaja of Rewa at the Delhi Durbar, India, Artist: Underwood & Underwood

The Patiala Children - including Yadvinder Singh - Father of Amrinder Singh - the Current Maharaja

An informal sitting - Bhupinder Singh without his trademark Turban , a pair of glasses perched on his forehead- sitting with his daughters - photo by Van Dyke

Thakur Hari Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur, visit to Britain for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, photo Lafayette Portrait Studios. London, England, 1897.

Thakur Hari Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur, visit to Britain for Queen Victoria's…

Jacques Cartier with Indian gemstone merchants, 1911, Cartier Archives.  via: Reena Ahluwalia's Photos on Facebook

The Magnificent Maharajas of India

Jacques Cartier with Indian gemstone merchants, had become familiar with extravagant tastes of the maharajas.

Anita Delgado Maharani Prem Kumari was a Spanish Flamenco dancer married to Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur of Kapurthala who went to Madrid to attend King Alfonso XII’s wedding in 1906 and visited the Spanish Theatre..He saw Anita Delgado who was only 16 and her sister who were engaged to raise the curtains during the show. They wanted to make a movie about her with Penelope cruz but the royal family of kapurthala were against it

Anita Delgado Maharani Prem Kumari was a Spanish Flamenco dancer married to Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur of Kapurthala who went to Madrid to attend King Alfonso XII’s wedding in 1906 and visited the Spanish Theatre..He saw Anita Delgado who was only 16 and her sister who were engaged to raise the curtains during the show. They wanted to make a movie about her with Penelope cruz but the royal family of kapurthala were against it

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