The true story of the legendary “bridegroom prince,” Dulha Rai, is told in an interesting and informative way from the early history of the Kachwahas. The book “Dulha Rais Conquest of Dausa” is about the unknown history of Rajasthan in the 10th century to the 11th century. It focuses on Dulha Rai, who is said to have started a new Kachwaha dynasty. In the 10th and 11th centuries, the Kachwahas ruled over Jaipur, which was then called Dhundhar.
Dulha Rais Conquest of Dausa is authored by Maharaja Devraj Singh, the only grandson of the last Maharaja of Jaipur.
This nonfiction book is based on a lot of research; its an interesting read and full of useful information. By reading this book, you will learn about the early days of Rajasthan and how the land got its kingdom. So if you love reading Indian history books then this book is a must-read.
Real Story of Dulha Rai Conquest of Dausa
- Publisher – Rupa Publications
- Year of Publication – November 2022
- Pages – 200
- Genre – Indian History (Non-fiction)
Dulha Rai is known as the founder of the Kachwaha dynasty of Rajputana and said to have started the kingdom of Dhundhar, which later became the princely state of Jaipur.
Majestic Dulha Rai’s life and rise to power have roots in the district of Dausa and the mysterious Dausa Fort, which was the main place of power then.
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In those days, they were known as the Kachaphaghatas of Gwalior and Narwar.
Details about his life and accomplishments in the late tenth to early eleventh century were unclear. Although he was legendary, Dulha Rai’s family background and its history were mostly unknown.
This is because we don’t have enough first-hand information and knowledge about the early Middle Ages, when his life and times influenced subsequent history.
Author of this book on Indian history, Maharaj Devraj Singh, tells the true story of his ancestors from the centuries before they moved to Rajasthan, by putting together information from looking at historical records.
About the Author of Dulha Rais Conquest of Dausa the Early History of Kachwahas
Author Maharaj Devraj Singh of Jaipur was born in Bangkok. In 2003, he got a degree in business administration and hospitality management from Oxford Brookes University.
In 2006, he got his master’s degree from Chulalongkorn University in international development studies. Later, for two years, he worked for the late King of Thailand’s Chaipattana Foundation on diverse rural development projects.
In the last few months of 2008, he moved to Jaipur to take care of his sick grandmother. After she died in July 2009, he stayed in his countryside home. He is the grandson of Sawai Man Singh II and Maharani Gayatri Devi, the last Maharaja and queen of Jaipur.
When he was learning about the history of Jaipur, the author was a little disappointed that the early time period and especially the part about how Dhundhar Raj came to be, didn’t seem to be explained well enough.
About 70 years after “A History of Jaipur” written by his grandfather Maharaja Sawai Man Singh, came out, author went to the castles of Dausa and Ramgarth.
These were the first and second capitals of the state of Dhundhar (which is what Jaipur was called at the time) and became interested in studying the clan’s early history. He felt very strongly about a more in-depth look at its history.
So he started doing his research and collecting all the information he could find and started his manuscript since 2010.
The name Dausa comes from the Sanskrit word “Dhau-Sa,” which means “Beautiful Like Heaven.”
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Dausa is an old, small town. On National Highway 21, it is about 55 km from Jaipur and is also called “Deva Nagari.” The city was the first capital of the Kachhawaha Dynasty, and it has a lot of historical and archaeological significance.
Away from the busy cities, the town of Dausa in Rajasthan lets you experience real rural life. The city of Dausa is the administrative centre of the Dausa district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
In the 10th century A.D., this land belonged to the Meenas, the Chauhans, and the Gurjars.
Dausa was the first capital of the Dundhar Region. From 996 to 1006, Chauhan Raja Soodh Dev ruled this area. After that, Raja Dule Rai ruled this area for 30 years, from 1006 to 1036.
This book on Dulha Rais conquest of Dausa, will give you interesting information about the early history of Rajasthan royalty. The true history of the Rajputs is not well known, but in this book it is told in an excellent way. A treasure trove of information about the history of Jaipur and Rajputana (Rajasthan). The history of Rajputana has many myths, that is why this book is a good read for anyone interested in Rajputana. This book gives a clear picture of the facts.
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