How did destiny make Vijayaraje Scindia queen?


This story fits more into a plot of a popular Ekta Kapoor’s K-soap rather than a part of serious history. A story typical of an early 20th century Indian royal court, full of intrigues, of scheming courtiers and broken engagement, of beautiful brides and scheming mother-in-laws. But since it deals with one of India’s most enigmatic royals and the beloved matriarch of the powerful BJP and the Sangh Parivar, this story needs to be told with all the composing drama and twists. I had always wondered as to why did Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia marry a non-maratha commoner, a very uncommon thing. Not many people are aware, that Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia was a highly educated and smart commoner and daughter of a civil servant in Uttar Pradesh (then United Provinces). In the process of finding an answer, I uncovered the story of this “soap opera” wedding.

Read more on this in the source site, after the first paragraph. Click.. here.

Source Credits: Akshay Chavan in Akshay Chavan Blogspot

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