Rajmahl on the Bunas River
Engraver: Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857)
Engraving of Rajmahal on the Bunas River by Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857) and Patrick Young Waugh (1788-1829). Plate 7 of James Tod's 'Annals and antiquities of Rajast'han or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India' published in London in 1829.
In 1818 Mewar and other princely states of Northern India signed a treaty with the British, and Colonel James Tod became the first Political Agent to the Western Rajput States. Along with his official duties, Tod became very interested in the genealogies of the Rajput Kingdoms as well as the art they produced. Of this site, Tod wrote: '[Raja Bhim was] Ambitious of perpetuating a name...[and] erected a new city and palace on the banks of the river, which he called Rajmahal...The ruins of Rajmahal bear testimony to the architectural taste of this son of Mewar...'