The earliest mention of the Jaipur House Known as the House of Amber before Jaipur was founded is in Mohta Nainsi 's Khyat writ ten in the latter half of the 17th century. In the beginning of the 19th century Col. James Tod wrote his Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, in the second volume of which he devotes a Chapter to the history of Jaipur. He was followed later on by Col. Brown, who prepared the Gazetteer of the Jaipur State in which he gave an outline history of the State. Mahamahopadhaya Shyamaldas in his Vir Vinod, a voluminous history of the Udaipur State in four volumes published towards the close of the last century, wrote a chapter of 107 pages on the history of Jaipur. All these books and accounts are based on the Khyats, legends and oral traditions. Col. Tod and Brown tried to be as accurate as possible but, the contemporary documents being not available to them, they also had to depend upon the infor mation supplied to them by the Bhats and Charans, had only a con fused knowledge of history and the dynastic lists which had come down from father to son.
Dr. Jadunath Sarkar stayed at Jaipur for some weeks for collec tion of material for his 'Down Fall of the Mughal Empire,' and in that connection discovered some valuable material, and wrote a his tory of the Jaipur State which was not published because it was considered more a history of the Mughals than of the Kachhawa rulers of Jaipur.
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