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A Sense of Freedom through beehive castle- Hawa Mahal

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In the modernist era, covering the head or face with a veil has become more of a fashion statement than a culture. The significance of Ghooghat (veil) came into existence since the medieval period. Rajasthan for centuries, this royal desert kingdom has attracted the interest of people across the world. The lives of royal people are always a source of curiosity. The traditional protocol of modest dress and behaviour are very important for the all royal women. It was a belief that veiling practice help to shield royal women from unwanted male advance. In royal families, familial prestige, household harmony, social distance, affinal respect, property ownership and local political power are all linked to Purdah. This is the main reason behind the creation of this quintessential Hawa Mahal.



Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of Jaipur, the youngest son of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh-I, came to the throne of Jaipur after the sudden death of the elder brother. He, himself was a great writer and pat…