A new book restores Maharaja Sir Madhava Rao’s treatise on statecraft, the first one in Modern India: Scroll.in

(This article first appeared in Scroll.in on September 22, 2022)

  • Raja Sir Tanjore Madhava Rao is virtually unknown today. This is a tragedy, for Rao was universally considered the foremost Indian statesman of the nineteenth century. His domain was what the British
    termed the Native States or what Indians pointedly described as Indian India. Between 1858 and 1883, Rao had the unique distinction of serving successively as Dewan (or Prime Minister) to the Maharajas
    of Travancore, Indore, and Baroda…

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