Timeline of Ahmedabad - 17th Century

17th Century

  • 1614 – Arrival of the first representative of the British East India Company.
  • 1618 – Arrival of Jehangir,letters written to the British King James.
  • 1621 – Shah Jahan constructed Shahibag Palace (presently Commissioner's Bungalow) and the Shahi Gardern.
  • 1622 – The Jain merchant Shantidas Jhaveri starts the construction of the Chintamani Parshvanath temple at Saraspur
  • 1630 – Famine known as `Satyashiyo Dukal'
  • 1636 – Bhadra palace constructed by Suba Azamkhan.
  • 1638 – Arrival of Johan Albrecht de Mandelslo; first communal riot. Shah Jahan's temple of Chintamani Parshvanath at Saraspur, was demolished by Muslim rioters.
  • 1644 – Aurangzeb becomes the subahdar (Governor) of Ahmedabad. He broke Chintamani Jain temple and riots broke down in the city.
  • 1658 – Aurangzeb ascended the throne at Delhi.
  • 1664 – Revenue concessions to Europeans, Arrival of Tavernier.
  • 1672 – Arrival of English Ambassador Sir Thomas Roe.
  • 1681 – Imposition of jizyah tax on non-Muslims. Riots due to famine in the city.
  • 1683 – City flooded up to Teen Darwaja due to flood.

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