The present biography of Sawai Jai Singh relates the story of the illustrious, epoch-making and adventurous life of the famous king from Rajasthan who played a significant role in the politics of the country as the Mughal Empire disintegrated in the first half of the 18th century. A successful diplomat and connoisseur of art and literature, Sawai Jai Singh's singular achievement lies in the promotion of science and technology at a turbulent and transitional period of India's socio-political life. The biography, now being brought out in the English version, is likely to be of use to a wider readership.
About the Author
Rajendra Shankar Bhatt, an accomplished biographer and historian, retired as Director, Public Relation and Language Department, Government of Rajasthan. He has authored many books related to the history and culture of Rajasthan including biographies like Maharana Pratap, Maharana of Mewar, Shahanshah Akbar etc.
Shailesh Kumar Jha, a freelance writer, graduated in History from TM Bhagalpur University and obtained MA degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. He has had considerable experience in journalism, having worked for Hindi daily Aaj for many years. Presently, he teaches in a rural school at Bhagalpur in Bihar.
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