Saturday 14 February 2015

Base Notes by Shanta Serbjeet Singh - The Rolls Royce and Indian Royalty

 The obsession of the royal families for expensive things and their crazy spending habits are funny stories for the present generation. Their fancy for big, expensive cars, too, is well known.  Between 1907and 1947, around 900 Rolls-Royce cars made their way to India. Most of these cars have very interesting stories linked with them. Some of them are outrageous, others funny.

Perhaps little known is the saga of how even an adornment of the maharaja’s stable, like a Rolls Royce, always the world’s most expensive car and the ultimate symbol of luxury, could be  used by an Indian royal to humble the white man and teach him manners!

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