Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts
  • Exhibition
  • "The word 'Maharaja' (literally 'great king') conjures up images of fantasy and spectacle. The heyday of the maharajas began in earnest after the collapse of the Mughal empire in the early 18th century. The exhibition will open with this period of chaos and adventure and will close at the end of British rule in 1947, when Indian princes acceded their territories into the modern states of India and Pakistan.

    The show will explore the extraordinary culture of princely India, showcasing rich and varied objects that reflect different aspects of royal life."


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