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RAJ DEVI, RAM (d. 1839), daughter of Miari Padam Singh, a Rajput, was married to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. She immolated herself on the funeral pyre of her husband on 28 June 1839.

PUTANA By remembering the Lord, Putana attained salvation; she, who was the fraudulent child-killer. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) She, a female demon, was the daughter of Bali. She was known as a child-killer and \'was sent by Kansa to kill Krishna. She applied poison to her teats and attempted to...
PRACHIN PANTH PRAKASH, by Ratan Singh Bharigu, a chronicle in homely Punjabi verse relating to the history of the Sikhs from the time of the founder, Guru Nanak (AD 1469-1539), to the establishment in the eighteenth century of principalities in the Punjab under Misi sarddrs. The work, which was completed...
PARTAP KAUR, RANI (d. 1857), daughter of Jagat Singh of Kot Kapura, now in Faridkot district of the Punjab, was married to Karivar Sher Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, in 1825. She died on 23 August 1857, leaving an adopted son, Thakar Singh, aged 14 years. Thakar Singh was...
PARCHIAN PATSHAI 10 is an anonymous and so far unpublished work, comprising 50 parchts or stories from the life of Guru Gobind Singh (MS. held at the Khalsa College, Amritsar, under MS. No. 2300E). Of the 45 folios, 14 describe in brief the lives of the first nine Gurus; the...
PANJAB SINGH, son of Sham Singh, a banker in the village of Gharjakh, near Gujrariwala, enlisted in the force of Fateh Singh Kaliarivala as a trooper. After the death of his patron, Fateh Singh, in 1807, in the battle of Naraingarh, he went over to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who placed...

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