UPSC History Expansion Company and Bengal Nawabs Question Bank British Establishment and Regional Powers

  • question_answer The book "Zij Muhammad Shahi" related to knowledge of astrology produced in 1733 is written by

    A)  Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur

    B)  Raja Bharmall of Amber

    C)  Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur

    D)  Maharana Amar Singh of Udaipur

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     The book 'Zij Muhammad Shahi? related to knowledge of Astrology produced in 1733 is written by Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur Zij is the generic name applied to Islamic astronomical books that tabulate parameters used for astronomical calculations of the positions of the Sun, moon, stars, and planets. The Zij-i Muhammad Shahi, was one of the most famous Zij compiled at Jai Singh II of Amber's Jantar Mantar observatories. It is notable for employing the use of telescopic observations.

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