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Ahwāl-i rājahā-yi Jaipūr

[Preliminary Entry] A historical account written in 1260/1844 by an anonymous author on the history of the rajas of Amber and Jaipūr and their genealogies. The book covers the historical period from the origin of the dynasty to the year of composition. It concludes with the assassination of Jai Singh (r. 1819-1835) by Cauthā Rām and the proclamation of the former’s infant son Rām Singh (r. 1835-1880). The manuscript preserved in Cambridge is complete whereas the one in the British Museum contains only some extracts of the book.

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i) Place of copying; ii) Period of copying; iii) Copyist; iv) Commissioner;
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)

Cambridge, University Library, Supplement, 17

, viii)

Browne 1922, p. 5


London, British Library, Or. 1838, iii, ff. 18b-28

, viii)

Rieu 1881, p. 1029b



Brown, Edward G., 1922, A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan Manuscripts preserved in the libraries of the university and colleges of Cambridge,  Cambridge, University Press. Rieu, C., 1881, Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the British Museum, vol. III., Storey, C. A, 1939, Persian literature A bio-bibliographical Survey, II, 3, London, Luzac & Co., p. 691.

Main Persian Title: Ahwāl-i rājahā-yi Jaipūr
English Translation of Main Persian Title: History of the Rājas of Amber and Jaipūr
Year / Period of Composition: 1260/1844