In 1616, 31 years after Akbar gifted them Palanpur, the Nawabs of Jhalore moved in. Hundreds of people moved with the nawabs: nobles, officials, craftsmen, farmers, traders, and administrators. The Jhalore Nawabs established themselves quickly, and ruled Palanpur for the next 330 years, stepping down after becoming one of the first princely states to voluntarily merge with the Indian Union in 1948.
Palanpur’s administration was much too small to employ the growing number of Jains who came to live here. Nawab Sher Mohammed Khan was concerned about the well being of this gifted community. He encouraged a few leading Jain families to enter the jewellery business, and was generous with introductions and recommendations to royalty in India and Nepal. So began the second migration of the Jains, to Bombay, and the world.
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