Division of Garhwal Kingdom -7
Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -299
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -829
By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)
Governor General sent an authorization letter for Tehri Kingdom as –
Since, the Garhwal Kingdom has come under British rule and Sudarshan Shah the King of Old Garhwal Kingdom showed faithfulness and enthusiasm for British Government, the cabinet council of Governor General offers the Garhwal region forever barring following conditions-
1-East of Alaknanda and East of Mandakini till it meets to Alaknanda (Rudraprayag)
The duty of the King would be that he administrates the region that people get prosperity and comforts. The King would administrate with fair means, will collect tax and will consume accordingly.
For that the King will abolish slavery custom. According to British law slavery is prohibited.
Whenever British government requires that time the King will offer labor and food supply. The King will have to permit and offer infrastructure for the people (British subjects) for going to Tibet through the Tehri Kingdom. He will have to accept the instruction of British officials.
British Government assures to the King that he or his heirs would rule over the region till the king or heirs follow the above (British) instructions. British Government also promises to defend the region from his enemies.
British Offering Shivram the Land as Muafi
Frazer was very much influenced by the works of Shivram for British. Shivram sent an appeal with the documents of Jagir of Diuri, Saklana; Athur Taluka Ediyarganv, Sunarganv, of Tehri Garhwal and Bajarwala Taluka of Dehradun offered by Garhwal King Pradyuman Shah. Shivram showed Sanad to Frazer. William Frazer offered a Sanad (Authorized document or certificate) –
“ Shivram has done a deep service to British and he was always with the British army. Therefore, it is instructed that the land of Saklana, Diuri, and Athur Taluka of hill region would be under Shivram till new order is received. Mauja Bajawala of Dehradun would be under till his life . One authorized instruction is to be provided to Shivram.”
According to Minya Premsingh, Shivram showed fake documents offered by Gurkha to British officials that he was the real heirs of Garhwal Kings. However, Sudarshan Shah reached there at the same time. Shivram touched the feet of Sudarshan Shah and asked pardon. Sudarshan Shah was aware of Shivram’s influence of Frazer. Sudrashan Shah did not oppose the offering of Frazer and offered Shivram the six villages of Khas Patti to Shivram as jagir.
Tehri as New Capital of Garhwal
Sudarshan Shah returned from Delhi to Haridwar and took his two wives Sirmaurji and Bamori ji with other family members. In Dehradun he took the blessing of Mahant Harsevak of Guru Ram ray and Mahant offered two silver rods, two drums and a turban to Sudarshan Shah.
On 17th Falgun Samvat 1872 (February 1816) , Sudarshan Shah reached to Tehri with his wives and family members. Sudarshan Shah established his capital in Tehri.
Eyewash methods by British or Crookedness of British
British offered back the Kingdoms to all Kings of Himachal barring a couple of Kings without taking any tax.
British took following Kingdoms with it-
Jaunsar and Babar of Sirmaur (Garhwal)
Sabathu Garh and Sabathu Pargana
Raingarh, Rain Garh Pargana and Sindhuk of Bushehr
British showed that it give Sudarshan Shah the Kingdom just for mercy and curtsey A document by Atkinson (Himalayan Districts, page 680). The document shows that British accused Sudarshan Shah for not trying anything to Nepal- British war. The document states that british offered Tehri Kingdom because Sudarshan Shah was spending his life in poverty.
(From writings of Atkinson, Preamble, , Saxsena, Fraser, Princep, Maularam, Balchandra Sharma, English pre mutiny records, Dehradun vol., 8; Saklani, Mutiny records Kumaon; Achieves of Tehri Kingdom Record etc.)
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, email@example.com 17/6/2016
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -830
*** History of Gorkha/Gurkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) to be continued in next chapter
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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