January 10, 2019


Rani Jindan’s Prayer Book consists of three compositions from the Guru Granth Sahib. Each hymn begins with a full-page illustration. 29 May It includes some little known and interesting information on Rani Jindan- the youngest of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s wives. While the tale of her. 17 Nov Rani Jind Kaur had a Brother Sardar Jawahar Singh and a elder Sister Rani Jindan was the daughter of a Sikh named Sardar Manna Singh.

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Indian female royalty 19th-century Indian monarchs births deaths 19th-century women rulers Women of the Sikh Empire History of Punjab Regents of India Punjabi people 19th-century Indian women. Jind Kaur became fiercely defensive of the rights of her son and pleaded with the regimental committees to protect his position asking ‘who is the real sovereign, Duleep Singh or Hira Singh?

The power struggle between the various Sikh factions was continuing and some were secretly negotiating with the British East India Company forces amassing on the border. She was renowned for her great beauty and personal charm along with rrani ‘characteristic strength of a man’ qualities which the British came to dislike.

The terms of the Treaty of Lahoresigned in Marchwere punitive but the seven-year-old Duleep Singh remained as Maharaja and Jind Kaur was to remain as regent. Her revolt began when her husband, the last Maharaja of the Fani, died of a stroke in and the British tried to wrest the kingdom from the heir to the throne, her infant son, Duleep Singh.

Pashaura Singh arrived in Lahore jibdan January To strengthen her power base, Jind Kaur betrothed Duleep Singh to the daughter of Chatar Singh Atarivalathe Governor of Hazara province and a powerful and influential member of the Sikh nobility. The Government of India confiscated all her jewels and other property at Benaras and allowed her to stay in Nepal on a monthly pension of one thousand rupees. There are other inspirational heroines about whom there is little research.

The British entered into a treaty known as the treaty of Bhyrowal with the Lahore kingdom in December which made the British the virtual masters of the Punjab. She travelled through miles of forest to reach sanctuary in Nepal, where she wrote a letter boasting to jinddan British that she had escaped by “magic”. Please update to get the most out of Flickr. In the early days jidnan Islam, Ayesha Aishahthe prophet Muhammed’s wife, rode at the head of an army against Khalif Ali, whom she felt was usurping her late jidnan authority.


For all your locks and your sentries, I got out by my magic On 16 Septemberafter the assassination of Maharaja Sher Singh and ranl wazir vizierthe army proclaimed the 5-year-old Duleep Singh as sovereign.

Rani resided in a separate house in England till her death in After the assassinations of Ranjit Singh’s first three successors, Duleep Singh came to power in September at the age of 5 and Jind Kaur became Regent on her son’s behalf. She was a firebrand, recognised in Indian history books, but became better known through the media.

Rani Jind Kaur / Rani Jindan Wife Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (From Original Painting)

Christy Campbell, author of The Maharajah’s Box, a book about the Maharani’s son, Duleep, says Jindan was “one of the most remarkable characters of 19th-century history, let alone Indian or Sikh history”. She never regained the kingdom for her son. Read our cookie policy to find out more. The Maharani Jindan, however, was dragged from the court of Lahore by her hair and thrown into the fortress of Sheikhupura and then Chunar Fort in Uttar Pradesh.

Maharani Jind Kaur

At fani time several Sikh regiments were returning home via Calcutta at the end of the Chinese war. She was assigned a residence at Thapathall and given an allowance by the Nepalese government. The letter was dismissed as a forgery.

Prema, an old retainer of Gulab Singh, along with some other persons were to execute the plan. Kindan tackling these problems, the Maharani had the advice and support of the newly appointed council of elder statesmen and military leaders.

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading. Duleep Singh then decided to go himself, using the pretext of a tiger shoot in Bengal.

Retrieved 4 October Gulab Singh was allowed to return to Jammu after paying a fine of 6, rupees 68 lakh and promising future good behaviour.

They decided to separate mother and son. Struggles of displacement need to be documented, but there are not enough stories like Maharani Jindan’s, about what had happened before my family had to grapple with being Asian in a white society.

There are not a lot of documented women in Sikh history. In England, there is a prevalence of perceiving south Asian women in the context of “honour” killings, forced marriages, domestic violence and foeticide — all serious issues that need to continue to be fought against.


In terms of what that leaves young British Punjabi Sikh or south Asian girls as role models, it is not exactly aspirational. Disillusioned, her health shattered and almost blind she went to England to stay with her son Maharaj Dalip Singh.

Rani Jindan

Mai Rni was a devout warrior saint in the army of Sikhism’s 10th prophet, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, in the s, who led men into battle. In January Duleep Singh was allowed to meet his mother in Calcutta and take her with him back to England, where she remained until her death in Kensington, Londonon 1 August at the age of The feudal chiefs wanted a reduction in the taxation imposed on them by Hira Singh and the restoration of their jagirsland grants from which they received income.

Portrait by George Richmond. However, the Sikh commanders were seething at what they saw as his treachery. They launched a smear campaign to discredit her, painting her as the “Messalina of the Punjab”, a seductress too rebellious to jinsan controlled. Nine-year-old Duleep was taken to England where he converted to Christianity, living the life of a typical English gentleman, with Queen Victoria among his friends.

Three quarter view, head and shoulders, facing to the left against a pale blue background, and leaning jinsan against a grey cushion. Being sadly disillusioned, the Rani ultimately thought to seeing her son Maharaj Dalip Singh, who was then staying in England as a Christian gentleman.

Couldn’t the example of Maharani Jindan give me the inspiration to make sense of my present day-to-day life? She took control of the government with the approval of the army and cast off her veil.

She wrote letters to influential people both inside and outside Punjab to rise once again against the British. However, in December, she was replaced by a Council of Regency, controlled by a British Resident, rano awarded an annual pension ofrupees. The Maharani was described as “a serious obstacle” to British rule in India. However, in July he took the fort at Attock and declared himself to be the ruler of the Punjab. Many of the junior British Political Agents who had organised local resistance to the Khalsa were to have distinguished later careers.