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Maharaja Surat Singh of Bikaner with his munim

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December 31, 1849
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Bikaner court
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Humayun II 1858-1877

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Gouache on paper 12 x 9.1 in. (30.5 x 23.1 cm.) Back: “no. 440, inspection of accounts” (on a wet stamp): “This painting belongs to the personal collection of H H Maharaja Bikaner” This composition shows either documentation of daily activities of the ruler or inspection of the court records. Daily activities were recorded in almost all the kingdoms like Haqiqat Bahida in Mewar and Roznamcha in Dhundhar. Maharaja Surat Singh is shown seated with his munim (accountant) who is jotting records in a bahi (accounts book). The ruler is dictating or instructing by waving his hand. The ruler is shown clad in an orange shawl and is seated on a maroon mat and an attendant is appointed to stir the air with a hand fan. Maharaja Surat Singh was an observant ruler and invaded many kingdoms including Bahawalpur and made many peace treaties with kingdoms like Jaipur, Jodhpur and the British government.


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