Soon elections in Madhya Pradesh will be going to be held. Bjp was ruled for last 15 year by Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan. But in this year, Scindia presenting strong claiming against the rural party. The Scindia belongs to Congress. Let us know about them in detail.
The Scindias Dynasty of Gwalior
The Scindias are a royal Maratha Kunbi clan in India that belongs to the state of Madhya Pradesh. This clan comprised of the rulers of the state of Gwalior during the 18th and 19th centuries who later went on to collaborate with the British Rulers between 19-20th century until the time of independence.
Origin and History
Gwalior has been ruled by the Scindia clan and also has the distinction of having been one of the most developed states in India. Gwalior has a very old and magnificent history as its name is derived from the erstwhile town of Gwalior also known and Gawalier. Gwalior has been ruled by many Rajput dynasties and also by the Mughals.
The Scindia dynasty was founded by Ranoji Scindia. However, the association of the Scindias with Gwalior commenced at a time when the Mughals started to lose their prominence due to the rise of the Marathas under the leadership of Shivaji. However, Shivaji’s untimely death passed the power on to the Peshwas which was later grasped by Mahadji Scindia, who was a great statesman and a general. He opposed the English but later initiated an alliance with them, which brought about a lot of advantages to him in terms of his career and power.
Influences Over the Years
During the initial period before British colonization, the attire of the Scindia royalty was mainly traditional that showcased the rich fabrics, gems, jewellery and pagdis of the region. However, slowly, during the British Rule, a lot of the Maharajas and princes formed alliances with the British and other foreign nationals.
They even had foreign wives and slowly started wearing suits, shirts, ties, waistcoats and all things British on a regular basis. The traditional garments were later exclusively reserved for particular occasions like solemn pujas, rituals, weddings and religious functions.
A lot of designers are trying to pay tributes to the Maharajas and their style of dressing by creating garments that have a royal element to them. From tailored black tuxedos to the classic bandhgalas with embroidery, there are a lot of specific styles that are associated with the erstwhile Maharajas of Gwalior which have had an impact on global fashion in some way or the other. These classic attires have been given a twist and have been made more contemporary without losing the elegance of royal garments.
Interesting Facts and Comparisons
- The most historical monuments that Gwalior is known for have been made by the Scindias.
- Folklore has it that Gwalior owes its existence to a sage of the olden times.
- The Scindias rules Gwalior till India’s independence in 1947.