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JASVANT SINGH, RAJA (1775-1840), succeeded his father, Raja Hamir Singh, to the throne of Nabha in 1783 at the age of eight, under the guardianship of his stepmother, Mai Deso, a very resourceful and energetic woman. In 1790, after the death of Mal Deso, he assumed the reins of government into his own hands. Jasvant Singh conducted protracted campaigns, first against Jmd and then against Patiala, to regain disputed territory for his state. His feud with Jind ended in 1789 with the death of the Jind chief, Gajpat Singh. With the help of General Perron of the Maratha service, he succeeded in checking the advance of the Irish adventurer, George Thomas.

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