Posted: 25 December 2014 at 10:43pm | IP Logged
Pallavi, that is the point. I know they retained their possesion but there is a limit to what they managed to keep after independence.
ek to British's subsidiary alliance literally destroyed these small princely states in India. Also, during emergency Mrs Gandhi had ordered an army campaign to search for hidden treasures of the royal family of Jaipur. EDITED
even if the gem was with rani ma it would have been a top secret and not an open secret. Interestingly, these royal people are almost unknown or unheard
we talk about rich people like Ambanis or. Tatas.
anyways it was very unethical of our rani to have ddesyroyed it this way.
@ Sarv: Property is not an issue dear. Although Right to property is no more a fundamental right, people are still allowed to make or inherit properties as long as the taxes are paid to the govt.
Prior to Indian independence, India as a whole unit didn't exist. After independence these royal estates were confiscated by the Govt and a that what was left to the royal families were now taxable properties. Religious places have different dimension in India. All the temples do not have equal treatment here. Besides, in these royal places moral laws still exist which often contradicts with the original law of the land.
900 Crore business unit will make no harm to any person. In fact the business families of India have more than that already. However these business unit are productive in nature. Paying taxes is not really a problem but a 900 cr gem is not productive in nature That's why most of the palaces in India are either museum or a hotel. Let's assume that the gem is not taxable by any provision in law. Still we have another valid question here. How did the Rani manage to keep the existence of the gem a secret? The story depicted could be at best 70 years old and not more than that. How was that thing hiding from people's knowledge?
I still think the amount was way too much. Either they should have showed it was of 90 crores or should have showed some more jewels from the royal temples which in totality makes 900 crores like the story of in Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala or it could be altogether a myth that people believe.
Edited by dey.bh - 26 December 2014 at 2:50am