Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Tadhkirat Al-Umara'

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Tadhkirat Al-Umara'

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Vol. III

(HINDU NOBLES)

Chapter I

English Translation from Persian

Harf Jeem-y, Chay-CA

Râjah Jagan Nâth

The s/o of Rajah Bhärmal Kachhwähah, the zamindär of Amber:

In the 6th year Akbarì, he came from his watan to the suburbs of Ajmer and joined the (imperial) service, and was honoured by a mansab. He displayed commendable efforts in several battles. For these approved services he was honoured by the title of rajagî. In the 45th year he was awarded the panj hazarï mansab (5000 dhät).

He continued to serve till the 4th year of Jahângïr.1

Rajah Jagman Jädün

In the early part of Akbar's reign he was honoured by a mansab and rendered services. In the 32nd year he was posted in the expedition against Rajah Makurand, the zamindär of Awndachhah. For good services he reached the mansab of hazäri (1000 dhät).

In the 8th year Jahângïrî for some offence commited in the royal service he was reprimanded and demoted from his jagïr.

Rest of his affairs are not known.

Rajah Chatr Bhoj

The s/o Jagman, one of the zamindärs of the subah Malwa:

In the 44th year Akbarî, after the death of his father, he was honoured by the mansab and title of rajagî.2 [f.23]

The rest of his affairs is not known.

Rä'i Chand

In the 10th year Jahângîn he was honoured by a mansab and the title of rä'i. He displayed exploits during the fight with Amber Habshi, the sipah sälär (commander) of Ni?am al-Mulk in the Deccan (Ahmadnagar).

His end is not known.

Rajah Jagat Singh

The s/o Rajah Bäsü, the zamïndàr of Dhameri:

In the 10th year Jahângirï he was honoured by a mansab of hazarï (1000 dhät), and the award of zamïndarï (of his father) and the title of rajagï, after the removal of his elder brother, Sûraj Mai, who had adopted the ways of rebellion. In the 15th year he got the (revenues of the) parganah of Dhameri in salary. He also revolted in the 1 8th year. (As a result of his revolt) the râjagï came to rest on the 3rd brother, Mädhü Singh. Then Jagat Singh felt ashamed and appealed (for forgiveness). In the 19th year he was pardoned and later continued in obedience and remained attached to the service.

After the death of the emperor (Jahângïr) he with Àçif Khan made efforts in the war against the rebel (prince Shahryâr).

In the 1st year of Shähjahän he was honoured with the mansab of sih hazarï (3000 dhät) and do hazarï (2000) sawärs. In the 7th year he was posted to administer Bangash Päyän (lower) after the transfer of Abu'l Baqä'. In the 1 1th year with the imperial army he took part in controlling Qandahâr, due to the promise of 'All Mardan Khan (for handing over Qandahâr). With a small number of people he fought a large Qazilbäsh army and emerged victorious, for this he achieved the rank of sih hazarï (3000) dhät and sawärs. Again during the conquest of the fort of Zamindäwar he showed outstanding efforts. In the 12th year he got the administration of the two Bangashes, in the 13th year the fawjdarï of Kângrâ and in the 1 5th year for demonstrating bravery and pursuing the rebel Sa'ìd Khan Bahadur after a sever engagement he received (further) awards and favours. In the 19th year he accompanied Darà Shikoh to Balkh and Badakhshän. In the confines of Balkh he prepared a wooden fort (redoubt) and repeatedly fought with the Uzbeks and overcame them.

After returning from Balkh he died at Peshawar.3

Mirzä Rajah Jai Singh

The s/o of Rajah Mahâ Singh s/o Jagat Singh s/o Rajah Man Singh Kachhwähah:

After the death of his father, in the 12th year Jahàngïrï, at 20 years of age he (got) the rank of hazarï ( 1 000 dhät) and in 1 6th year after the death of his father's uncle Mirzä Rajah Bahâr Singh who had no son, he was awarded the zamïndarï of Amber and the mansab of do hazarï (2000 dhät) and the rajagï title. In the 1 8th year for exertions in a battle with the rebel (prince) Sultan Khurram he (got) the rank of sih hazarï (3000) dhät. …

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