Raja Chattar Singh smoking

Raja Chattar Singh smoking

c. 1680

Page: 19.7 x 16.4 cm (7 3/4 x 6 7/16 in.); Image: 15.3 x 12.6 cm (6 x 4 15/16 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.109

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The Raja wears a Central Asian robe instead of the popular Mughal jama.

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Raja Chattar Singh’s reign is considered a period of prosperity for Chamba which resulted in the expansion of boundaries and economic prosperity. He is best known for defying Aurangzeb’s orders to demolish all the Hindu temples in his realm, and instead installed copper gilts on the temples which exist to this day.

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