25 August 2009

The Economist has an obituary of Gayatri Devi, Maharani of Jaipur. Very interesting, if a little fawning. Apparently while in prison for "currency offences" she
softened the blow by pouring French perfume into the open sewer in her cell. As it ran through the building, Asia's largest prison and one of its worst, other prisoners gathered to inhale the wafting vapours, the true scent of royalty.

It must have smelled terrible.

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