The King Who Got Lost
A Historical Play about Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar

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Young Mummadi, put on the throne by the British after the last Mysore war in 1799, was brought up under the watchful guidance of the far-sighted and shrewd Dowager Maharani Lakshmammanni. After falling into the hands of the powerful and politically experienced Dewan Purnaiah, he had a tortuous and tortured life. The young prince was never able to outgrow the influence of two of these mentors. To add to this, Mummadi, fell prey to an easy and rather voluptuous life. He was married but in addition to his many wedded consorts, he was caught in the spying and quarrelsome domestic life. Mummadi could never, despite valiant efforts, free himself and grow into a self-confident king.

The pressures of the ruthless British administration and the local, disruptive, and rebellious chieftains made Mummadi’s life a sad, tragic tale bordering on the ridiculous and the pathetic.