Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Amarchand Badwa

Amarchand Badwa Brahmin Prime Minister Mewar Bagore-ki-Haveli

Shri Amarchand Badwa, was the Prime Minister of Mewar from 1751 to 1778. He was born in a Brahmin family. He built the Bagore-ki-Haveli in in Udaipur in Rajasthan state in India. (1)

According to Dr Sri Krishna Jugnu, historian and renowned author, "Mewar was witnessing turmoil when Amarchand Badwa, a brahmin, took over as the Prime Minister of the state from 1751-1778 during the reigns of Maharanas Pratap Singh II, Raj Singh II, Ari Singh, and Hamir Singh respectively." Further, the rulers were weak and unpopular among the masses. The coffer of the state was diminished and the soldiers did not want to fight without being paid. (2)

"At this crucial time, Amar Chand Badwa accepted the responsibility of Pradhan and began the fortification of Udaipur, as a retaliation from Maratha ruler Mahadji Scindia was imminent," said commander Pratap Singh Mehta author of the book 'Rajputana Chronicles: Guns and Glories'. (3)




References

  1. Bagore Ki Haveli
  2. This cannon guards Udaipur against all odds
  3. Guns and Glories : Rajputana Chronicles

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