The Jauhar or burning of the Rajput women during the siege of Chitor, 1567
from the Akbarnama


A larger image of The Jauhar or burning of the Rajput women during the siege of Chitor, 1567, Akbarnama


This page of the Akbarnama depicts the 'jauhar', or burning, of the Rajput women following the fall of the fortress of Chitor in 1568. The women preferred to perish rather than be captured by the enemy, and it is thought that as many as 300 women died in the event.
V&A museum. IS.2:69-1896

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