The history the clan of Khanzad Kagzis (Paper makers) dates back to the 14 century during the reign of Feroz Shah Barbak (1336 AD) at tizara in alwar district of rajasthan – India. The origin of this clan of kagzi is in India Their ancestors were not migrated from Central Asia as commonly believed.
Khanzad were a significant entity during Syed dynasty of Delhi Sultanate. The characteristics and different variety of papers made by them at Tizara earned a lot of fame and popularity especially for white paper. It was mostly used by royalties for official documents , miniature paintings calligraphy, copying if religious books. Especially Quran-e-pak and for account books of traders.
Khanzad Kagzi were brought to Amber by Raja Man Singh 1(1579 -1614) ruler of Amber by the end of the 16th century. He was also the chief of Army of the Akbar the Great. He was also given the title of Farzand (Prince) by this Muhgal Emperor. Raja Man Singh was great lover and connoisseur of art, craft and literature. Kagzis were first settled at Brahampuri in Amber. This place is still known as Kagziwada (dwelling of Kagzis). However there was acute shortage of water an essential requirement for paper making at Brahampuri. Therefore they were shifted to Sanganer situated on the bank of river Saraswati just before the foundation of the Jaipur city (1727). Sanganer was established by Sanga a real younger brother of Bhanmal, grand father of Raja Man Singh. When Raja Man Singh was governor of Punjab and posted at SIALKOT, a prominent paper producing center at that time in India, a special paper was developed by Kagzi there to honor him. This paper was given name Man Singh Shahi.
Sanganer emerged as one of the biggest paper making center in western India. Humming with rhythm of the sound of stamper - pulverize and other paper making activities. This paper village excelled developing its own variety of papers with special effect such as Ishwar Shahi, Do Mori etc. for different usage.