On the Auspicious Occasion of Navratris, a manifestation of our Civilisation's celebration of Maa Shakti, an extension of the importance of women in our culture, sharing a glimpse of a British view on the Position & importance of Rajput women in their families in the early 1800s.
"There was 1 respect in which the Rajput could vie with the most civilized men of any age or clime, namely, in his devotion to the fair sex. Like the ancient German or Scandinavian, he consulted his wife in every transaction; from her ordinary actions he drew the omen of success,
In spite of her incarceration, the influence of the
Rajputani in public, as well as domestic affairs, was
often far more powerful than that of her husband.
Nothing fired his resentment more speedily than an offense against female delicacy,
There are many instances in the history of
Rajasthan when a ribald jest was sufficient to cause
a feud which generations of bloodshed could not

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Arms:Tiger statant,in chief a tilak proper.

Crest-A dexter hand ensigned with a flame proper.


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