United We Stand, Divided We Fall
It is good to explore other cultures. It has a way of making you better understand your own beliefs. The former princely states, finally united, represent the best of Rajasthan. The countless forts, palaces, stepwells, and other attractions provide a deep and vivid insight into past.
The rich historical culture of this region cannot be condoned in its entirety, as elements of it seem backwards and even barbaric. Divine right, rigid social structures, and subjugation of an entire class of people to the point that their existence is nonexistential.
The numerous splits created between individuals, based on arbitrary and meaningless distinctions, eventually brought its just deserts. Liberty and emancipation are inviolable; beyond any cultural or religious beliefs. This is not a condemnation of what was but a lamentation for what could have been.