#PrincelyTales - Royals Of Jaipur And Hyderabad by Dr John Zubrzycki
India’s princely states have long been synonymous with exquisite maharanis, playboy princes, fabulous jewels and opulent palaces. But behind their glittering façades lie deeper and more important stories. Nowhere are these more apparent than in the two princely states of Hyderabad and Jaipur. Ruled by the Asaf Jahi dynasty since 1724, Hyderabad’s history is one of fluctuating fortunes that culminated in its suicidal attempt to assert its independence in 1948. Jaipur’s story revolves around India’s glamour couple Maharaja Sawai Man Singh and his third wife Gayatri Devi. But their legacy has been tainted by decades of bitter family feuds, of lives cut short by alcoholism, and litigation over assets worth thousands of crores. At our Online Talk #PrincelyTales, historian Dr John Zubrzycki looks how centuries-old feudal traditions collided with rapid social and political change in Hyderabad and Jaipur over the last hundred years.
About the speaker:
Dr John Zubrzycki was Deputy Foreign Editor at The Australian newspaper, and has worked in India as a foreign correspondent and diplomat. He also has a PhD in Indian history from the University of NSW. He is the author of ‘Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns’ on India’s conjuring traditions, ‘The Last Nizam: The Rise and Fall of India’s Greatest Princely State’, and ‘The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy’. His latest book ‘The House of Jaipur’ (published by Juggernaut) tells the inside story of India’s most glamorous royal family.
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Date: 21st October 2020
Time: 6.00 pm
Duration: 1 hour + Q&A
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