When the British royal family saw Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla winning the Epsom Derby of England in 1934. Excerpts from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘A Maharaja’s Turf’

How ‘the threatened fragmentation’ of India was averted by the rulers of sovereign Indian States by signing the Instrument of Accession and Standstill Agreement just before independence. Excerpt from ‘The Story of the Integration of Indian States’ by V.P. Menon

The position of sovereign Indian States on the eve of independence, ultimately leading to integration with the Union of India later

Chasing a dream. Prelude to Epsom Derby win of Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla. Excerpts from Indra Vikram Singh’s book, ‘A Maharaja’s Turf’

Don Bradman’s teenage batting heroics at the local level a prelude to his exploits on the highest stage. Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’