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  • n. Plural form of maharajah.

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Examples

  • Rows and rows of costumes encased in dry-cleaning bags hung in orderly rows: barmaids and geishas, gangsters and cavalry officers, maharajahs and matadors.

    After 3 decades of dress-up, a costume wrangler takes her leave

  • Kim stole our makeup and cigarettes, read our strange books about Eastern philosophy written by maharajahs from India or obscure Chinese poets.

    History of a Suicide

  • Jessica Douglas-Home/ The Imperial A view of the tent city where many princes, maharajahs, soldiers and bureaucrats stayed when they came for the lavish Durbar in 1911.

    Delhi: Then and Now

  • Among the stops on the eight-day journey: the Kabini wildlife refuge, where the maharajahs used to hunt, and the city of Mysore, home to the ornate Mysore Palace and the Brindavan Gardens, which may be a familiar setting for Bollywood fans.

    All Aboard

  • The latter, at the risk of simplifying things a bit, were either at the very top or the very bottom: either maharajahs or big zamindars with a feudal hold on the allegiances of the voters in their districts, or semi-literate 'lumpens' with little to lose who got into politics as their only means of self-advancement.

    Shashi Tharoor: The Nation Needs Principled Youngsters

  • In India, the enfeebled Moguls and the maharajahs who ruled the princely states had come increasingly under the sway of the British East India Company.

    The Great Experiment

  • He traces how the Congress Party staved off civil war, cajoled maharajahs into joining the union of states and fashioned a constitution.

    Page Turners

  • The far-out crowd has embraced, among other things, mysticism, yoga and maharajahs and is usually headquartered in California.

    Five Best

  • Rajasthan is peppered with the majestic forts, palaces and hunting lodges of the Rajput royals, the fabled maharajahs of northwest India.

    Keeping Time

  • When India won its independence from Britain in 1947, the maharajahs were forced to cede their lands to India.

    Keeping Time

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