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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 MadhyaPradesh’s political theatre was already peaking. Jyotiraditya Scindia dumped the Congress overnight for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bringingdown the former from power in the state. Many saw the return of the prodigal grandson as the reunion of the political dynasty of Scindias underBJP’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 carefullyburied secrets. Some are best hidden away, such as the Gwalior monarchs’ controversial role during the Revolt of 1857. Others need to be kept outof 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 unsolvedmysteries that curiosity about the Scindias — a family that has given India many a statespersons across party lines — continues to dominate India’spublic imagination. With political intrigue, palace conspiracies, cut-throat rivalry and an ugly public feud, betrayals and property wars fought incourts, 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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