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James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume I,
Publisher: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1920

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Index Vol I
Wikified by:Laxman Burdak, IFS (Retd.), Jaipur
Book I
Geography Of Rajasthan Or Rajputana
Book II
History Of The Rajput Tribes
  • Chapter 2 Genealogies continued — Fictions in the Puranas — Union of the regal and the priestly characters — Legends of the Puranas confirmed by the Greek historians......29
  • Chapter 8: Reflections on the present political state of the Rajput tribes......145
Book III
Sketch Of A Feudal System In Rajasthan
  • Chapter 1: Introduction — Existing condition of Rajasthan — General resemblance between the ancient systems of Asia and Europe — Noble origin of the Rajput race — Rathors of MarwarKachhwahas of AmberSesodias of Mewar — Gradation of ranks — Revenues and rights of the Crown — Barar — Khar - Lakar......153
  • Chapter 2: Legislative authority — Rozina — Military service — Inefficiency of this form of government......170
  • Chapter 3: Feudal incidents — Duration of grants .... 184
  • Chapter 4: Rakhwali — Servitude — Basai — Gola and Das — Private feuds and composition — Rajput Pardhans or Premiers......203
  • Chapter 5:Adoption — Reflections upon the subjects treated......220
  • Appendix......228
Book IV
Annals of Mewar
  • Chapter 2: Birth of Goha — He acquires Idar — Derivation of the term "Guhilot " — Birth of Bappa — Early religion of the Guhilots — Bappa's history — Oghana Panarwa — Bappa's initiation into the worship of Siva — He gains possession of Chitor — Remarkable end of Bappa — Four epochs established, from the second to the eleventh century......258
  • Chapter 3: Alleged Persian extraction of the Ranas of Mewar — Authorities for it — Implied descent of the Ranas from a Christian princess of Byzantium — The Author's reflections upon these points......271
  • Chapter 4: Intervening sovereigns between Bappa and Samarsi — Bappa's descendants — Irruptions of the Arabians into India — Catalogue of Hindu princes who defended Chitor......281
  • Chapter 5: Historical facts furnished by the bard Chand — AnangpalPrithirajSamarsi — Overthrow of the Chauhan monarch by the Tatars — Posterity of Samarsi — Rahap — Changes in the title and the tribe of its prince — Successors of Rahap......297
  • Chapter 6: Rana Lakhamsi — Attack on Chitor by Alau-d-din — Treachery of Ala — Ruse of the Chitor chiefs to recover Bhimsi — Devotion of the Rana and his sons — Sack of Chitor by the Tatars — Its destruction — Rana Ajaisi — Hamir — He gains possession of Chitor — Renown and prosperity of Mewar — Khetsi — Lakha......307
  • Chapter 7: Delicacy of the Rajputs — The occasion of changing the rule of primogeniture in Mewar — Succession of the infant Mokalji, to the prejudice of Chonda, the rightful heir — Disorders in Mewar through the usurpations of the Rathors — Chonda expels them from Chitor and takes Mandor — Transactions between Mewar and Marwar — Reign of Mokalji — His assassination......322
  • Chapter 8: Succession of Kumbha — He defeats and takes prisoner Mahmud of Malwa — Splendour of Kumbha's reign — Assassinated by his son — The murderer dethroned by Raemall — Mewar invaded by the imperial forces — Raemall's successes — Feuds of the family — Death of Raemall......333
  • Chapter 9: Accession of Rana Sanga— State of the Muhammadan power — Grandeur of Mewar — Sanga's victories — Invasions of India — Babur's invasion — Defeats and kills the King of Delhi — Opposed by Sanga — Battle of Khanua — Defeat of Sanga — His death and character — Accession of Rana Ratna — His death — Rana Bikramajit — His character — Disgusts his nobles — Chitor invested by the King of Malwa — Storm of Chitor — Sakha or immolation of the females — Fall and plunder of Chitor — Humayun comes to its aid — He restores Chitor to Bikramajit, who is deposed by the nobles — Election of Banbir — Bikramajit assassinated......348
  • Chapter 10: The bastard Banbir rules Mewar — Attempted assassination of the posthumous son of Sanga — Udai Singh's escape and long concealment — Acknowledged as Rana — The Dauna described — Udai Singh gains Chitor — Deposal of Banbir — Origin of the Bhonslas of Nagpur — Rana Udai Singh — His unworthiness — Humayun expelled the throne of India — Birth of Akbar — Humayun recovers his throne— His death — Accession of Akbar— Characters of Akbar and Udai Singh contrasted — Akbar besieges Chitor, which is abandoned by the Rana — Its defence — Jaimall and Patta — Anecdotes of Rajput females — Sakha or Johar — General assault — Chitor taken — Massacre of the inhabitants — Udai Singh founds the new capital Udaipur — His death......367
  • Chapter 11: Accession of Partap — The Rajput princes unite with Akbar — Depressed condition of Partap — He prepares for war — Maldeo submits to Akbar — Partap denounces connexion with the Rajput princes — Raja Man of Amber — Prince Salim invades Mewar — Battle of Haldighat — Partap encounters Salim, is wounded, and saved by the Jhala chief — Assisted in his flight by his brother Sakta — Kumbhalmer taken by Akbar — Udaipur occupied by the Moguls — Partap cuts off Farid and his army — Partap's family saved by the Bhils — The Khankhanan — Aggravated hardships of Partap — He negotiates with Akbar— Prithiraj of Bikaner — The Khushroz described — Partap abandons Mewar — Departure for the Indus — Fidelity of his minister — Returns — Surprises the Moguls — Regains Kumbhalmer and Udaipur — His successes — His sickness and death ......385
  • Chapter 12: Amra mounts the throne — Akbar's death through an attempt to poison Raja Man — Amra disregards the promise given to his father — Conduct of the Salumbar chief — Amra defeats the Imperial armies — Sagarji installed as Rana in Chitor — Resigns it to Amra — Fresh successes — Origin of the Saktawats — The Emperor sends his son Parvez against the Rana, who is defeated — Mahabat Khan defeated — Sultan Khurram invades Mewar — Amra's despair and submission — Embassy from England — Amra abdicates the throne to his son — Amra's seclusion— His death — Observations......407
  • Chapter 13: Rana Karan fortifies and embellishes Udaipur — The Ranas of Mewar excused attendance at court — Bhim commands the contingent of Mewar — Leagues with Sultan Khurram against Parvez — Jahangir attacks the insurgents — Bhim slain — Khurram flies to Udaipur — His reception by the Rana — Death of Karan — Rana Jagat Singh succeeds — Death of Jahangir and accession of Khurram as Shah Jahan — Mewar enjoys profound peace — The island palaces erected by Jagat Singh — Repairs Chitor — His death — Rana Raj Singh — Deposal of Shah Jahan and accession of Aurangzeb — Causes for attachment to the Hindus of Jahangir and Shah Jahan — Aurangzeb's character ; imposes the Jizya or capitation tax on the Rajputs — Raj Singh abducts the intended wife of the emperor and prepares for war — Aurangzeb marches — The valley of Girwa — Prince Akbar surprised — Defeated — Blockaded in the mountains — Liberated by the heir of Mewar — Diler Khan defeated — Aurangzeb defeated by the Rana and his Rathor allies — Aurangzeb quits the field — Prince Bhim invades Gujarat — The Rana's minister ravages Malwa — United Rajputs defeat Azam and drive him from Chitor — Mewar freed from the Moguls — War carried into MarwarSesodias and Rathors defeat Sultan Akbar — Rajput stratagem — Design to depose Aurangzeb and elevate Akbar to the throne — Its failure— The Mogul makes overtures to the Rana — Peace — Terms — The Rana dies of his wounds — His character, contrasted with that of Aurangzeb — Lake Rajsamund — Dreadful famine and pestilence......427
  • Chapter 14: Rana Jai Singh — Anecdote regarding him and his twin brother — The Rana and Prince Azam confer — Peace — Rupture — The Rana forms the Lake Jaisamund — Domestic broils — Amra, the heir-apparent, rebels — The Rana dies — Accession of Amra — His treaty with the heir of Aurangzeb — Reflections on the events of this period — Imposition of the Jizya or capitation tax — Alienation of the Rajputs from the empire — Causes — Aurangzeb's death — Contests for empire — Bahadur Shah, emperor — The Sikhs declare for independence — Triple alliance of the Rajput States of Mewar, Marwar, and Amber — They commence hostilities — Death of the Mogul Bahadur Shah — Elevation of Farrukhsiyar — He marries the daughter of the Prince of Marwar — Origin of the British power in India — The Rana treats with the emperor — The Jats declare their independence — Rana Amra dies — His character......456
  • Chapter 15: Rana Sangram — Dismemberment of the Mogul Empire —Nizamu-l Mulk establishes the Haidarabad State — Murder of the Emjieror Farrukhsiyar — Abrogation of the Jizya — Muhammad Shah, Emperor of Delhi- — Saadat Khan obtains Oudh — Repeal of the Jizya confirmed — Policy of Mewar — Rana Sangram dies — Anecdotes regarding him — Rana Jagat Singh II. succeeds — Treaty of triple alliance with Marwar and Amber — The Mahrattas invade and gain footing in Malwa and Gujarat — Invasion of Nadir Shah — Sack of Delhi — Condition of Rajputana — Limits of Mewar — Rajput alliances — Bajirao invades Mewar — Obtains a cession of annual tribute — Contest to place Madho Singh on the throne of Amber — Battle of Rajmahall — The Rana defeated — He leagues with Malharrao Holkar — Isari Singh of Amber takes poison — The Rana dies — His character......472
  • Chapter 16: Rana Partap II. — Rana Raj Singh II. — Rana Arsi — Holkar in-vades Mewar, and levies contributions — Rebellion to depose the Rana — A Pretender set up by the rebel chiefs — Zalim Singh of Kotah — The Pretender unites with Sindhia — Their combined force attacked by the Rana, who is defeated — Sindhia invades Mewar and besieges Udaipur — Amra Chand made minister by the Rana — His noble conduct — Negotiates with Sindhia, who withdraws — Loss of territory to Mewar — Rebel chiefs return to their allegiance — Province of Godwar lost — Assassination of the Rana — Rana Hamir succeeds — Contentions between the Queen Regent and Amra — His noble conduct, death, and character — Diminution of the Mewar territory......496
  • Chapter 17: Rana Bhim — Feud of Sheogarh — The Rana redeems the alienated lands — Ahalya Bai attacks the Rana's army — Which is defeated — Chondawat rebellion — Assassination of the Minister Soniji— The rebels seize on Chitor — Mahadaji Sindhia called in by the Rana — Invests Chitor — The rebels surrender — Designs of Zalim Singh for power in Mewar — Counter- acted by Ambaji, who assumes the title of Subahdar, contested by Lakwa — Effects of these struggles — Zalim obtains Jahazpur — Holkar invades Mewar — Confines the priests of Nathdwara — Heroic conduct of the Chief of Kotharia — Lakwa dies — The Rana seizes the Mahratta leaders — Liberated by Zalim Singh — Holkar returns to Udaipur — Imposes a heavy contribution - Sindhia's invasion — Reflections on their contest with the British — Ambaji projects the partition of Mewar — Frustrated — Rivalry for Krishna Kunwari, the Princess of Mewar, produces war throughout Rajasthan — Immolation of Krishna — Amir Khan and Ajit Singh — Their villainy — British Embassy to Sindhia's Court at Udaipur — Ambaji is disgraced, and attempts suicide — Amir Khan and Bapu Sindhia desolate Mewar — The Rana forms a treaty with the British......511
  • Chapter 18: Overthrow of the predatory system — Alliances with the Rajput States — Envoy appointed to Mewar — Arrives at Udaipur — Reception — Description of the Court — Political geography of Mewar — The Rana — His character — His ministers — Plans — Exiles recalled — Merchants invited — Bhilwara established — Assembly of the nobles — Charter ratified ; Resumptions of land ; Anecdotes of the Chiefs of Arja, Badnor, Badesar, and Amet — Landed tenures in Mewar — Village rule — Freehold (bupota) of Mewar — Bhumia, or allodial vassals : Character and privileges— Great Register of Patents— Traditions exemplifying right in the soil — The Patel ; his origin ; character — Assessment of land-rents — General results......547
  • Bust of Colonel James Tod......frontispiece to face page
  • Section of Country......10
  • List of Thirty-six Royal Races......98
  • Salumbar......216
  • Sanskrit Grant......232
  • Palace of Udaipur......247
  • Palace of Rana Bhim......312
  • Ruins of Fortress of Bayana......362
  • Chitor......382
  • Rajmahall......428
  • Jagmandir......432
  • Maharaja Bhim Singh......512
  • Facsimile of Native Drawing......572