Wednesday 21 December 2022

A Real story: Khan and his part time begum in Orgies of Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar (Divan Jarmani Das book Maharaja).

The Maharaja of Alwar was one out of the boys educated at the Ajmer College of Princes and Chiefs. He became a ruler but had no sympathy for the aspirations of the people nor had he any knowledge or experience of the real feelings or difficulties of the people of the State. He remained at the distant height of a Highness.

He began to indulge in luxury as other Princes did and began to build huge palaces on which he spent millions of rupees and roads which led to his private palaces, the construction of which also cost very heavily. These roads were not constructed for the use of the public but only for the use of the Maharaja and his guests.


Some of these roads constructed by the Maharaja of Alwar were spread over nearly 100 miles leading to palaces in thick forests where the Maharaja used to shoot tigers, leopards and other big game.

Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar

The Palace of Siriska was built about 20 miles from the capital for shooting tigers and big game. One of the roads which led to the Palace did not go further than this Palace. It was for the exclusive use of the Maharaja and his guests.


Both the Palace and the roads cost the State exchequer more than 10 million rupees. The beauty of the Palace was that the Maharaja and his guests could shoot the tigers and leopards from the balcony of the Palace. This palace was surrounded by vast and thick forests and tigers were roaming round at large in these forests.


He got the genealogical tree of Ahvar family prepared which proved that he was the direct descendant of the Surya, the Sun.

Siriska Palace--Alwar

The genealogical tree was meant to prove that his Divine ancestor was Rama who is considered to be the personification of God by the Hindus.


He was obsessed with the idea that he was himself an Avtar, personification of God.

He also adopted the dress worn by Sri Ram Chander several thousand years ago. He had a mukat, the head-dress, similar to the one used in those days by Sri Ram Chander. It was just like the Crown of England without the crucifix and looked more like the Persian hat studded with precious stones.

Road to Palace of  Siriska 

The Maharaja was averse to women and as a matter of fact he never had any sexual desire or relationship with a woman throughout his life. He, on the contrary, liked the company of men though he had many Maharanis and was married four times.


He chose his ministers and his officials, Private Secretaries and ADCs with great care but before their selection he was very careful to see whether the physical side of the officer appealed to him.


He had renowned ministers and officials in his State including Ghazanfar Ali Khan who was a descendant of the great Mughals and later was High Commissioner for Pakistan in India.


He was appointed as Revenue Minister by the Maharaja who had full confidence in him and gave him free access to his Palace and the harem.


Ghazanfar Ali Khan had in his arms all the women of the harem. Any time or the other and this was known to most of the officials.

Maharaja jai Singh of Alwar with his court members

Ghazanfar Ali Khan Khan was permitted to have a free and intimate relations with the women of the Palace and the wives and daughters of the ministers and officials of the State.


The Maharaja being a man of jealous temperament used to invite the wives and daughters of the ministers and officials. The object of this was to save the honour and reputation of the women in the Palace so that everybody was in the same boat.


The wives and daughters of the ministers and the officials also met the same fate as that of the Maharanis and the Ranis.


The Khan being a true Mussalman had the approval of the Maharaja that his wife and other female members of his family need not participate in these functions as it was forbidden by the Holy Koran that they should show their face and body to anyone excepting their husbands and near relatives. 

Several years passed and Khan became more and more popular with the women of the Palace and the Maharaja.


The Hindu officials led by Chaudhari Girdhari Lall, Prime Minister, convened a meeting at a secret place at the Red Fort and discussed the matter with regard to Khan’s entry into the Palace while his wife and other women of his household remained shut up in his house or stayed outside the State.


Chaudhari Girdhari Lall convinced the Hindu officials that a slur on their character, honour and reputation was brought about by the fact that Khan should be so free with their women folk while he himself did not allow his women to be free with them. They were afraid to approach the Maharaja on this subject.


One day when they found the Maharaja in an extra jovial mood and Khan was away from the State on some official mission, the Chaudhari talked on behalf of the Hindu officials to the Maharaja on this serious and delicate matter.


He said--Your Highness, we have no objection to our women coming to your Palace and be treated in the way you and your ADCs treat them or our own brother officers mix with them but we do resent the Khan having such a relationship with our women, while he himself keeps his women away from the palace”.


The Maharaja listened to this talk patiently. At first he was annoyed but his anger began to subside and ultimately he was convinced that the Chaudhari was perfectly right in saying what he said.


When the Khan came back from his official tour and had an audience with the Maharaja, the Maharaja told him that next time when there was a festival at the Palace, he should also bring his wife.

Khan was much perplexed to hear this and wanted to make some excuses, but knowing the temperament of the Maharaja that he would send him to prison if he went against the wishes of the Maharaja, told him that he would certainly bring his Begum to the Palace at the next festival of Diwali which was coming after a month.


Khan requested the Maharaja to give him a month to bring his Begum from Lahore to attend Diwali festival. The Maharaja immediately offered ten thousand rupees to him to go and bring his Begum to the capital from Lahore.


Khan left the capital and on his way he stopped at Delhi and consulted some of his friends including Mr. J.N. Sahni. He talked to them of his miserable plight. He told them that he would never be able to persuade his Begum to participate in night festivals and that if he did not take his Begum to the capital, the Maharaja would certainly get him arrested and put him in prison.


His friends told him that the matter was very simple and that he, being a Mussalman, had the legal right to have a temporary marriage called “Mutta” with some woman and that such a marriage would be considered a legal one in accordance with Islamic laws and that he should choose a beautiful dancing girl in the town for this purpose.


They further advised him to get hold of a Mullah to perform the ceremony of Mutta with this girl. Khan who was sad and dejec- ted became cheerful and said to his friends that his life was saved.


He went all round the city to sec the dancing girls and the prostitutes along with some of his friends and selected one intelligent woman who was well-built and had a handsome and pretty face and asked her parents whether they would agree to his marrying this girl on a temporary basis.


The dancing girls and prostitutes have no scruples of any kind to get married and go around with a man as his wife. They welcomed the idea of marriage with a distinguished man whether it was temporary or permanent.


The parents of the woman were explained the purpose of this marriage that the girl would have to play up a game of skill and talent in accordance with the instructions and wishes of Khan.


The terms were settled. Half of the amount of settlement was paid in advance and the remaining half was to be paid after her mission was over.


Khan put the selected bride in a private house in New Delhi and for a week or ten days she was trained fully to play her role.


While Khan was away to Lahore to see his Begum, his friends further gave the temporary wife of Khan more lessons in practical sex psychology .in which she was not lacking already.


Khan sent a telegram from Lahore to the Maharaja saying that he was coming with his Begum and that he would be reaching that very Saturday by the evening train. Seeing the telegram, the Maharaja told his courtiers, “Didn’t I tell you that my faithful Minister will turn up and that he will not go against my commands.”


The Maharaja sent a telegram in reply stating that a State reception would be given to him and his Begum on their arrival at the appointed time and date.


Khan passed through Delhi and took his Begum from the house of his friend and reserved two first class compartments and one second class compartment in the train in which he and his Begum and his staff members travelled.


The Begum and her lady companions were taken to a closed motor from First class compartment, which Begum was occupying.


The Maharaja met Khan and his Begum, who was veiled from top to bottom in a silk purple-coloured burqa, at the railway station along with all the ministers, officials and a Guard of Honour was presented to Khan.


As was customary, the women invited to these festivals were ushered into the Palace through a separate gate reserved for women.

Begum Khan was taken by the lady companions of the Maharanis to the interior of the Palace and Khan joined the ministers and officials, specially invited to these functions, by the main gate of the Palace.


The Englishmen and other officers in the employment of the Maharaja with whom the Maharaja was not free were not invited to these festivals at night.


Sumptuous food and intoxicating drinks were served to women and similarly delicious food-was kept for men. The men on one side and the women on the other side got intoxicated with alcoholic drinks and when they were thoroughly happy and gay they were brought into contact with each other. The orgies at that time would too start in full swing. 

The Begum was fully trained by Khan and, as a matter of fact, her profession was such that no training was necessary to carry out faithfully the commands of her husband.


She was more pleased at these festivals than anyone else and she gave such glorious time to one man after another that all of them before the day broke became enamoured of her. 

Khan was having a good time with the women of the harem and others of the court and also watching what was happening to his Begum and was smiling in his heart of hearts at the wonderful device which his friends in Delhi had found to save him. 

The party dispersed in the early hours of the morning and Khan went back with his Begum.


Next morning, the Maharaja was so much pleased with the courtesy shown by Khan that a sum of half a million rupees was sent as a present to the Begum to buy jewellery and dresses from the best shops in Bombay and Calcutta.


At the request of Khan the Begum was allowed to go to Calcutta and Bombay for making the necessary purchases for the future festivals.

Khan heaved a sigh of relief when he left the borders of the State with the Begum for Calcutta and Bombay.


On arrival at Calcutta he again plaed another hoax which uptil the death of the Maharaja was not known to anyone.


That was that he informed the Maharaja by a telegram from Calcutta that his wife had an attack of appendicitis and that she would not be able to return to the capital for some time.


Another telegram was sent after some days saying that the operation was not successful and that the Begum died. The Maharaja sent letters and telegrams of condolence to Khan.


The Maharaja and his courtiers were in great grief at her death. They remembered the voluptuous time which she gave them at the festival when she offered them the precious gift of her body and vivacious self.


                                      The End 

अस्वीकरण-ब्लॉगर ने नेट-विकिपीडिया पर उपलब्ध सामग्री और छवियों की मदद से यह संक्षिप्त लेख तैयार किया है। पाठ को रोचक बनाने के लिए इस ब्लॉग पर चित्र पोस्ट किए गए हैं। सामग्री और चित्र मूल लेखकों के कॉपी राइट हैं। इन सामग्रियों का कॉपीराइट संबंधित स्वामियों के पास है। ब्लॉगर मूल लेखकों का आभारी है।


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