The Untold Story:
Story of Pink City and Lal Haveli
The state of Jaipur under the British Empire Enjoyed a very high status, so the British rules during their visit to India could never ignore to come to Jaipur.
Maharaja Ram Singh II (Feb. 1835 – Sept. 1880)
Maharaja Ram Singh II was the most enlightened and progressive ruler of his time. The British Govt. recognized his outstanding merits by nominating him twice a Member of newly formed Viceroy’s Legislative council, and by adding four salvos (salutation by guns/cannons) to his salami.
To keep to keep him updated with the latest developments in the world and have knowledge about the British Empire, Maharaja Ram Singh II subscribed English newspapers in his library. To study these dailies he appointed a very learned and expert person in English so that he could not only translate the matter but also explain in Hindi to the Maharaja; since not many people could read or write English in those days. Maharaja was suggested a name by the British.
….And it as none other than Munshi Dhannalal Kasliwal “Fauzdar”.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MUNSHI DHANNALAL KASLIWAL “FAUZDAR” (Nov. 9, 1844 to May 5, 1886)