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Padhāro Mārè Dès

“Feudalism, serfdom, slavery, all tyrannical institutions, are merely the most vigorous kind to rule, springing out of, and necessarily to, a bad state of man. The progress from these is the same in all cases — less government.” – Herbert Spenser

The State of Rajasthan with its spectacular forts and palaces stands out as the only place I know of where, barring a few, the members of the once ruling families are generally insufferable.

The princely states and the titles that went along with them were all abolished years ago, and a free independent India’s constitution – on paper – does not recognize feudalism.

However, I have always mulled over – have we, as a nation, ever been united and/or independent?

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