People: Day of Days

When His Highness the Maharaja of Kolhapur died two years ago he left no son. A search was begun for a suitable heir-apparent to rule some day over the million inhabitants of the little State. At length a ten-year-old boy who was named Pratap Singh Rao Bhonsle was chosen, and plans were immediately laid for the elaborate ceremonies of adoption. The Maharani of Kolhapur consulted with her astrologers and learned that the proper time for the rites was indubitably the 28th of September. The Government of India was informed of this, and agreed,...

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