Dhola And Maru
Gayatri Madan Dutt
Princess Maru of Pugal, in Rajasthan is married to Prince Dhola when they are both infants. They continued to live with their parents, until they are much older. Maru grows up dreaming of Dhola. She gets a rude shock when she hears that Dhola has married another girl and does not even remember her. When she tries to send messages to Dhola, his new wife intercepts them and does not let Dhola know. Heartbroken, Maru decides to throw herself into the Holi fire, if she does not hear from Dhola by then. The romance of Dhola and Maru is hugely popular in Rajasthan. This, Amar Chitra Katha version, has been taken from a popular ballad.