“THERE'S A SHIFT IN THE MOOD OF THE CITY.”
“THERE'S A SHIFT IN THE MOOD OF THE CITY.”
MAHARAJA SAWAI PADMANABH SINGH OF JAIPUR TALKS ABOUT THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE ‘EXCITING LITTLE TOWN’.
RASHIMA NAGPAL

How has the last one year of being a Maharaja been for you? It’s been a year full of experiences. A major part of it was spent studying History of Art in New York, Italian and a special course in Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Italy. Apart from the formal education, I’ve tried to educate myself by travelling as much as I could this year, by simply learning from other cultures.

Any newfound wisdom?

I have realised that whatever little influence I may have, it’s important to channel that into the right direction—to drive benefit for those that are most in need. Which is why I have gotten more involved with my mother’s foundation [Princess Diya Kumari Foundation].

What was growing up in Jaipur like?

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January 2020