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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
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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