JAIPUR: City In The Pink
“Rajasthan is traditionally known as the land of warriors. Among those warriors and kings, Sawai Jai Singh II, the Rajput ruler of the kingdom of Amer, is remembered as the most enlightened king of 18th-century India. Sawai (literally a quarter over one) is the title of honour used in India to denote strength and or intelligence. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb who had summoned Jai Singh II to Delhi was impressed by his wit so the emperor gave him this title at the young age of 11. The title became hereditary and was used by his descendants,” says Hami Singh, our local guide.