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Maharaja Of Travancore Chithira Thirunal , 1955 PC
This is an old 1955 postcard of the Travancore Maharaja Chithira Thirunal. The last of the rulers of Travancore, now the southern part of Kerala ruled from 1924-49. A great grand nephew of India’s greatest artist Raja Ravi Varma.
Like previous other Maharajas of the Travancore and Cochin Kingdoms Chithira Thirunal was also forward-thinking in his actions. Bringing a lot of good to his princely states of Travancore and Cochin. Never squandering money in opulence, expensive cars, palaces, and so on. In fact Trivandrum, now Thiruanthapuram was considered one of the best cities during the British India era.
Maharaja Chithira Thirunal was credited with the proclamation of removing age-old restrictions on the Dalit entry to Hindu temples. This stunned the rest of the country at the height of India’s freedom struggle.
Did you know- the Maharaja was instrumental in setting up Trivandrum Airport, Kerala state transport service, a fertilizer factory (F.A.C.T), and so on.
From the collection- Drawing Hiding The Taj Mahal WW2., Breach Of The Madras Iron Pier – Old Print 1895., Calcutta Traffic Policeman – Old Photograph 1920., German Prince Wilhelm Special Train India Tour – Old Photo.