One of the princely brothers who runs the fort, took us on a high speed jeep ride from the fort through the villages once owned by his family. This old man told the prince that things were better for his family and the other villagers before the abolition of the Zamindari System. In other words he preferred it when there was a feudal landlord (the princes’ ancestors), and when the women folk could afford to wear real jewellery. He claimed that they are worse off now paying tax to the local government. Now they can only afford plastic and glass jewellery.