New York Times in 1922 on the visit of Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla to the United States


Rajpipla’s Ruler Will Devote 15 days to the United States.

The Maharajah of Rajpipla arrived yesterday on the Cunarder Berengaria to tour the United States in 15 days. He has already devoted the same amount of time in sizing up Europe. He is 32 years old and speaks English. The Indian Prince is accompanied by his uncle Kumar S. Digvijaysinh, who is Field Marshall of the army and Prime Minister of the State.

Rajpipla is one of the Rewakantha States of Gujerat. It has an area of 1,600 square miles, and a population of 100,000.

The New York Times

Published July 9, 1922

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Ruler of Rajpipla Prolonged His Visit in United States to a Month.


Much Impressed by His Visit to the White House and by the Stock Exchange.

The Maharajah of Rajpipla, one of the Rewakantha States of Gujerat, India, sailed yesterday for India via England on the Cunarder Berengaria. He expressed his gratitude for the kindness shown to him during his thirty days in the United States, which he spent chiefly in New York, Washington and the Long Island summer resorts. He had intended to stop only fifteen days, but he said everyone was so good to him that he couldn’t leave before.

The Maharajah went to Washington expressly to see President Harding, with whom he conversed for twenty minutes. He said the President spoke about India and said he had a relative in Burma. He was much impressed with the New York Stock Exchange. He went to baseball games which he thought resembled the English game of “rounders”, but were more scientific.

The New York Times

Published August 9, 1922

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