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    8 Portraits Of Maharanis That Capture India's Rich History Of Badass Women

    Yasssss, queens. Literally.

    The images and accompanying captions in this post are excerpted with permission from Maharanis: Women of Royal India, edited by Abhishek Poddar and Nathaniel Gaskell, and published by Mapin Publishing, in association with Tasveer and The Museum of Art and Photography, Bangalore.

    1. The Taaluqdars of Oudh

    2. Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur

    3. Maharani Chimnabai of Baroda

    4. Sethu Lakshmi Bayi and Sethu Parvathi Bayi of Travancore

    5. Indira Devi of Kapurthala

    6. Rani Sita Devi of Kapurthala

    7. Nawab Shah Jehan Begum of Bhopal

    8. Maharani of Nepal with her daughter and five daughters-in-law

    For more info about Maharanis: Women Of Royal India, the book and corresponding photography exhibition where these photos and captions originally appeared, click here.

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