Annals and Antiquities of Rajast'han; Or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India Volume 2

Annals and Antiquities of Rajast'han; Or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...In the height of his passion for this Islamite concubine, he formally installed her as queen of half his dominions, and actually conveyed to her in gift a moiety of the personalty of the crown, even to the invaluable library of the illustrious Jey Sing, which was despoiled, and its treasures distributed amongst her base relations. The Raja even struck coin in her name, and not only rode with her on the same elephant, but demanded from his chieftains those forms of reverence towards her, which were paid only to his legitimate queens. This their pride could not brook, and though the Dewan, or prime minister, Misr Sheonarain, albeit a Brahmin, called her " daughter," the brave Chand Sing of Doonee indignantly refused to take part in any ceremony at which she was present. This contumacy was punished by a mulct of 20,000, nearly four years' revenue of the fief of Doonee l Menu allows that sovereigns may be deposed, and the aristocracy of Amber had ample justification for such an act. But unfortunately the design became known, and some judicious friend, as a salvo for the Raja's dignity, propagated a report injurious to the fair fame of his Aspasia, which he affected to believe; a mandate issued for the sequestration of her property, and her incarceration in the castle allotted to criminals. There she was lost sight of, and J uggut continued to dishonour the gadi of J ey Sing until his death, on a day held especially sacred by the Rajpoot, the 21st of December l8l 8, the winter solstice, when, to use their own metaphorical language, " the door of heaven is reopened." Raja J uggut Sing left no issue, legitimate or illegitimate, and no provision had been made for a successor during his life. But as...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941160
  • 9781236941169