CASTLE HILL, an 182acre estate in Mussoorie, a hill city in the Himalayas, which was the summer residence for a short period of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Sikh sovereign of the Punjab who after the annexation of his dominions was exiled by the British to Fatehgarh, in present day
DAKNO, RANI, who came of a Rajput family of Kangra district, was married to Maharaja Sher Singh in 1842. Reputed to be a most beautiful woman of her time, she was tall and slender, graceful and very fair, with a peculiarly gentle and winning expression of countenance. In the
DAYAKAUR, RANI (d. 1843), widow of Sahib Singh Bhangi of Gujrat, was married, in 1811, to Maharaja Ranjit Singh by the rite of chadar andazi, a rite having sanction under customary law to facilitate marriage with a widow who is accepted into nuptials by unfurling a chadar or sheet
KISHAN KAUR or Kanval Kaur, the widow of Raja Dharam Singh, was the mother in law of Thakur Singh Sandhanvalia, prime minister in Maharaja Duleep Singh`s emigre government at Pondicherry. Her son Nahar Singh, alias Nihal Singh, Raja of Ballabgarh since 1829, was implicated in the 1857 uprising and
MAHITAB DEVI (d. 1839), known as Rani Katochan or Rani Gaddan, was daughter of Raja Sansar Chand Katoch of Kangra. She was married to Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1829 and had great influence over him. At Lahore she introduced the art of Phulkari embriodery, arranged marriages of orphan girls
MANAK TABRA, a village about 3 km north of Raipur Rani in Naraingarh subdivision of Ambala district, is sacred to Guru Gobind Singh, who visited it as he was travelling from Paonta to Anandpur in 1688. It was here that the Rani of Raipur came to see him. Gurdwara
MANGLAN, a slave girl in the service of Maharani Jind Kaur who gained considerable influence in state affairs during the latter`s regency (1844-46). She was born about 1816 in a village near Kangra. Her father Piru, a water bearer, lived in extremely narrow circumstances. She was sold at the
PREM KAUR, RANI, daughter of Hari Singh, a Varaich Jatt of the village of Ladhevala, in Gujranwala district of the Punjab, was married in 1822 to Prince Sher Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In 1831, she gave birth to Partap Singh^who was brutally murdered by Lahina Singh Sandharivalia,
RAIPUR RANI, a large village on the left bank of the River Tarigri, 42 km from Chandigarh (3()" 44`N, `76Â° 47`E), was formerly a small hill principality. At the time of the battle of Bhangani in 1688, it was ruled by the widow of Rao Fatch Singh. She was
RAM DEVI, RANI, daughter of Kaur Singh of the village of Chhachhrivala, in Gujrariwala district, was married to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. She predeceased the Maharaja.
RANI RAJINDRAMATI CHARITRA by Sahib Singh Mrigind is a versified account (charitra = character; portrayal) in Braj (Gurmukhi characters) of Queen (rdm== queen) Jindan, the wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, here referred to as Rajindramati. Sahib Singh Mrigind (c. 1800-1876) who later became the court poet in the princely state
SAHIB SINGH, RAJA (1773-1813), born on 18 August 1773 to Raja Amar Singh and Rani Raj Kaur, ascended the throne of Patiala after his father`s death in February 1781. In 1787 he was married, at Amritsar, to Ratan Kaur, daughter of Ganda Singh, the Bhangi chief. Five years later,
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