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Jaipur
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Jaipur (Hindi Jayapura) is the capital of the state of Rajasthan in northwestern India (latitude N 26°55′, longitude E 75°49′) and has a population of more than three million six hundred thousand (estimate for 2018).

1. Early history

Its walled city, on which this article focuses, was built by King Sawāī Jayasiṃha (Jaisingh, r. 1112–56/1700–43) as the new residence of the Rājpūt Kachhavāhā dynasty. The former res…

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Horstmann, Monika, “Jaipur”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32794>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386648, 2019, 2019-3



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