Very few women have gained a place of prominence in India’s history. The state of Madhya Pradesh might be the exception to this. The city of Indore is testament to one woman’s vision of a beautifully planned city.
Indore was bestowed upon Malhar Rao Halkar by the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao in 1743 AD. It was his daughter-in-law, Rani Ahilyabai Holkar who laid the foundation for the modern city of Indore. Though widowed in her teens, the Rani accepted the responsibility of the city and is revered as its patron architect even today.
The Holkar dynasty ruled over Indore for 220 years when it was finally merged into the Indian Republic in 1948.
The city gets its name from Lord Indreshwar. A temple dedicated to the deity was constructed in the 18th century at the co + more about Indore