Radha Mohan Lal diary, 1932.
- Lal, Radha Mohan, Rai Sahib.
Diaries -- India -- Jaipur -- 20th century -- Specimens.
Diaries -- India -- Jaipur -- Male authors.
Jaipur (Princely State) -- Social life and customs.
Jaipur (Princely State) -- Politics and government.
Manuscripts, Jaipur (India) -- 20th century.
- Primarily in English with some Urdu in Shikastah script.
- Diary written in 1932 by Rai Sahib Radha Mohan Lal, a justice for the chief court in Jaipur, India. Lal's daily entries record his work schedule, days he is in court hearing cases, or at home writing decisions. He notes when chief justice Pandit Bajpai is on the bench or traveling. Lal notes agents to the governor general and their assignments. He also records the travels of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his marriage to his second wife Maharaja Sumer Singh of Jodhpor, India. Lal writes of marriage arrangements, obtaining gold pieces, and banking. He also includes details of the travels of his family (including his wife and sons) and friends, their education, and health status, and visits to the hospital. Lal also records the Hindu holidays and some details of the celebrations. Entries also include some details of home life. Lal records receiving baskets of fresh fruit and mangoes, his home garden, and writes that his cow has calved. The diary is written in a Gregorian daily-paged calendar also displaying the Sambat, Fasli, and Hijri calendars. The title page reads The Gents' Diary, 1932. It includes advertisements on the end papers and a table of contents with common reference information preceding the calendar.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Dr. Craig Baxter Memorial Fund.
- Penn Provenance:
- Purchased for the Penn Libraries, from Jaipur, India, 2013.
- Dr. Craig Baxter Memorial Fund.
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