Madhavi Zamindar

Madhavi Zamindar was born in 1965. Her father was late Shri Vashaspati Sharma a businessman from Delhi and her Mother Smt Vimla Sharmais a homemaker. She has been educated in Delhi in Modern school, Barakhamba Road and later Graduated in Art’s from Delhi University. She holds a 3 yr. Diploma in Textile Designing from Woman’s Polytechnic in Delhi. Her interest in art developed during her years as a designer.

She got married to Rao Shreekant Mandloi Zamindar belonging to Indore in Madhya Pradesh in 1990 and now they have two children. After marriage she took keen interest in their ancestral farms in and around Indore. They have now fully converted to organic farming and have approximately 200 acres of organic farms in Indore which are certified by a premier global auditing agency.

She is an artist by profession and has used fabric as a paint surface for almost 30 years. Her works on fabric were coveted by the most discerning of art loving ladies. It was a comfortable transition to use water colors on paper and on canvas. She has exhibited her work in Indore, Delhi & in US.

Her paintings have found place in the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, her paintings are also part of collection of the Former Indian Consul to U.S.A. ; Ms. Sushma Thomas.

Family background

Her Great Grand father Pt. Dindayalu Sharma was the founder of the ‘Santana Dharma movement’ & established Santana Dharma College in Lahore & The Hindu College in Delhi. Beside many other School, Colleges, Dharamshalas, orphanages and hospitals.

He was a Vedagya, Sanskritagya and proficient in many languages like Arabic & a scholar of Farsi. He was associated in the founding of Hindu Mahasabha and its President in 1915. He established ‘Gorakshini Sabha’ throughout India, to protect cows .

A social reformer, he was regarded as Guru by many royal families. He supported widow remarriage in times where people frowned upon such thought, and arranged many such matches for young unfortunate widows . The late Nizam of Hyderabad called him ‘Pir Murshad’ and the Nizam had such great regard for him that he was given a 21 Gun salute upon his visit to Hyderabad by the Nizam. This honour in those days was reserved for the British .He also established Gandharva Mahavidhyalayas at Lahore and other places along with his friend Shri Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.

Her Grand father Pt. Maulichandra Sharma was a master of 16 oriental languages, in the pre independence era he was Diwan of many Princely states. He was a student of Hindu College in Delhi. He was the secretary to the Chamber of princes and attended the round table conference in 1930-1931 in London. He was the founding member of Bharatiya Jan Sangh. He was the second all India president of ‘Bharatiya Jan Singh’. He was a member of the ‘Official language Commission of India’ along with President V.V. Giri.

"Recently Rani Saab Madhavi Ji has written a book along with her daughter Kumari Shriya Zamindar on the history of Indore, this is the first comprehensive book on the foundation of Indore and first factually correct book on history of Indore. The book gives authentic history beyond 300 yrs of Indore with and the first family of Indore -The Mandloi's now also called Zamindar's of Indore"

Bada Rawla

The royal residence of Mandloi family.