Maharani Jindan Kaur’s life – much of which was spent raging against the British empire for cheating her out of the Punjab, then a vast country. Maharani Jindan Kaur. Jinda Kaur was the beautiful of the daughter of the Royal Palace Kennel Keeper, Manna Singh. She came to the attention of Maharajah. LONDON: An emerald and seed-pearl necklace owned by Maharani Jindan Kaur , the wife of Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, has sold for.

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After a short spell at Mulgrave Castle, she was placed in the charge of an English lady at Abingdon House, Kensington. They launched a smear campaign to msharani her, painting her as the “Messalina of the Punjab”, a seductress too rebellious to be controlled.

Escaping to Kathmandu, she was kept under house arrest by the King of Nepal, before eventually moving to England where she was reunited with her son and her jewellery, including the necklace up for auction this week. Jindan Kaur was the Indian queen whose body lay, for a little while, in the catacombs of Kensal Green: Never miss a great news story! Pashaura Singh arrived in Lahore in January However, the diamond never found its way back to India again. 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.

The necklace worn by Kaur, the final and the only one of Maharaja’s wives not to commit Sati on his death, surpassed its estimated price between 80, andpounds. Inspiring figures are not limited to Sikhism or Punjabis.

But the credit for the film goes to Bicky Singh, an IIT Delhi graduate, who runs an IT company in southern California, and is known for his collection of over turbans.

How Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s wife escaped British prison and led two wars against them

The dissenting Maharajah was returned once again to the Christian fold. However, Jindan did escape. Her revolt began when her husband, the last Maharaja of jindna Punjab, died of a stroke in and the British tried to wrest the kingdom from the heir to the throne, her infant son, Duleep Singh.


She even began to puff on a pipe, refusing to eat a thing that was offered, but bringing out her own little pouches and nibbling on what appeared to be birdseed! Director Michael Singh, a California-based film-maker, says: Such a dripping cold maharni. In the spring of the Maharaja obtained permission to take the body to Bombay in India, where it was cremated, and he erected a small samadh in memory of his mother on the Panchavati side of the Godavari River.

As Regent to her five-year-old son Duleep Singh, who was proclaimed Maharaja of Punjab inKaur organised armed resistance to the British invasion but was captured and imprisoned. Such rumours there were of Jindan Kaur.

A year later she escaped from the Chunar Fort, disguised as a servant, and travelled through miles of forest to ask for sanctuary in Nepal. In the early days of Islam, Ayesha Aishahthe prophet Muhammed’s wife, rode at the head of an army against Khalif Ali, whom she felt was usurping her late husband’s authority. Among the auction lots also included the Samsara Collection of Indian Paintings comprising 44 miniatures covering two main schools of art — Pahari and Rajasthani — from the 17th to the midth centuries, as well as some Mughal works which sold forpounds.

As for Maharani Jinda, she was eventually cremated at Nasik in Bombay where a small samadh memorial was built. Who could love a man to that extent? Such a tiny, wrinkled, pockmarked old woman who had to be carried into the house while sitting on a pallet.

British historian Peter Bance describes her as a “very gutsy woman”. It is believed that the Maharaja commissioned a quiver in to wear at the wedding of his eldest son and heir Kharak, and he appears to be wearing the one in the sale in a painting of the same year by French artist Alfred de Dreaux, now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The World’s First Microchip 30 Nov, Lady Garsington said she was speechless.


She has been trying to work it out, quite convinced that the maharani can hardly be more than forty years, yet she looks to be a hundred! Maharaani the most well-known female warrior in India is Lakshmibai of Jhansi, a hindu queen who also fought British rule.

His father he has lost.

Maharani Jindan Kaur

Check date values in: My Saved Articles Sign in Sign up. For his involvement in this, Jawahar Singh was stabbed to death in front of his sister, the agonised Maharani. A residence was taken up at No. The Maharani despatched the Sikh Army to the borders of the River Sutlej, to confront the British, who were camped on her southern border.

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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. That area was annexed to British rule in the year ofat the end of the second Anglo Sikh war, when the boy maharajah, eleven years old, was deposed from his golden throne. However, in December, she was replaced by a Council of Regency, controlled by a British Resident, and awarded an annual pension ofrupees.

Newer Post Older Post Home. There are not a lot of documented women in Sikh history. The young Maharani was faced with many problems.