Umaid Bhawan: The Last Grand Palace (and some other fab palaces…)

I had blogged about how Umaid Bhawan was an outcome of a Keynesian policy, much before Keynes thought of using fiscal works to stimulate economy and employment. The  local population of Jodhpur was suffering due to a famine. The King Umaid Singhji decided to build a palace to give people jobs and reduce their suffering.

An interesting piece in LiveHistoryIndia which takes you through the architecture of Umaid Bhawan. The Palace saw fusion of “Indian and European aesthetics and architectural styles”.

Here is another piece from the same portal on some other palaces built by the Kings of their respective Princely States.

Superb bit LHI. Keep them coming…

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