Life of Sawai Jai Singh

Posted on Feb 15, 2024 in India Discovery,Student Speak


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We are 8 students from Grade 10, and we are from Shriram Millennium School, Faridabad, Haryana. We have learnt a lot about the kings and queens of Rajasthan. Sawai Jai Singh was not only a gallant warrior, scholar, and seasoned political strategist, but also a visionary architect. He is credited with the construction of Jaipur, the city that embodied his strategic planning and architectural brilliance. He also established the famous Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, which showcased his passion for astronomy and scientific knowledge.

Jai Singh was born in 1688. His father, Bhisan Singh, belonged to the Kachwaha dynasty and ruled the kingdom of Amber. He was sent to Varanasi to study Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, and Martial Arts. His father had to protect the northeast frontiers as ordered by the Mughals. He died in 1699 in Afghanistan.

Sawai Jai Singh constructed Jaipur with meticulous planning and precision. He designed the city with a grid-like pattern, ensuring a well-organized layout that facilitated easy navigation and efficient defense strategies.The city had a walled western boundary providing a continuous line of defense.

Sawai Jai Singh was a man of many talents. He was a gallant warrior, a scholar, and a seasoned political strategist. He was a true Rajput. His dedication to defending the city and his legacy of building a city for future generations is a testament to his many talents. His life and legacy serves as a reminder of the power of a single person to make a lasting change in the world.

Writen By Arshia, Alvira, Anahita, Akshara, dhriti, Gurootwika, Mihira & Tanvi (The Shriram Millennium School, Faridabad).


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