Contests, Pavan's Adventures, Puzzles

Contest Alert! Win a copy of Jaipur Jamboree!

Download this tricky little puzzle by clicking on the image below. Print the page and solve it using a brightly-colored marker. Send us a snapshot of your answer by email at yalibooks@gmail.com or by private message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Three winners will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Jaipur Jamboree. Hurry,… Continue reading Contest Alert! Win a copy of Jaipur Jamboree!

Pavan's Adventures

Sneak Preview – Artwork from Jaipur Jamboree

Jaipur Jamboree is nearly ready for a spring launch! While we are busy crossing our t's and dotting our i's, we thought our friends might enjoy a sneak preview of artwork from the book. Say hello to old pals Pavan and Bijilee, and meet new ones - Bhupi, a friendly fellow with a million questions for… Continue reading Sneak Preview – Artwork from Jaipur Jamboree

History

The Story of Jaipur, Part 4 : Brother’s Keeper

Young Jai Singh was quite pleased with himself. At the age of twenty, he had recaptured his kingdom from the Mughal Empire and symbolically declared his independence by performing the Vajpay Yagna, an ancient ritual reserved for absolute monarchs.  In the eyes of the Rajputs, the House of Amber had regained much of its lost… Continue reading The Story of Jaipur, Part 4 : Brother’s Keeper

Jai Singh & Vajpey Yagna
History

The Story of Jaipur, Part 3 : Divine Approval

The first decade of the 18th century is drawing to a close. For the first time, in nearly 150 years, the House of Amber, in what is today North-Eastern Rajasthan, was free of the Mughal Empire. Its young ruler, ‘Sawai’ Jai Singh, the one-and-a-quarter king, was in a quandary. He knew that his position as… Continue reading The Story of Jaipur, Part 3 : Divine Approval

History

The Story of Jaipur, Part 2 : A Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse

Dear friends, the fanatical Emperor Aurangazeb is no more. His son, Shah Alam defeats his brother, Azam Shah, to take control of the Mughal Empire and crowns himself Emperor Bahadur Shah, the brave king. The hero of our story, the young royal from Rajasthan, ‘Sawai’ Jai Singh of the House of Amber, scion of the… Continue reading The Story of Jaipur, Part 2 : A Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse