Foreign News: The Terror of Kings

At the birth of Man Singh, a son of the proud Thakore clan in India's northern Agra district, a Brahman priest predicted that he would one day grow up to "become a terror to kings." But as a boy Man Singh was remarkable only for his mild and conscientious disposition. He took no part or interest in the traditional blood feuds between Brahman and Thakore that raged constantly in the Rajput countryside west of the Taj Mahal. He clothed himself in the handspun cloth of humility known as Khadi to show his allegiance to...

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