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The late Rajah of Patiala
The Illustrated London News - "The portrait of the late Rajah, whose name has been frequently mentioned in the late news from Indian, is copied from native drawing, curiously executed in colours, and illuminated with gold. His Highness wears his war costume, which is elaborately wrought; but in richness is rivailed by the superb caparisoning of the charger: the saddle-cloth, especially, is as exquisitely wrought as the page of an illuminated missal.
Patiala is the principal of the protected Sikh states under our goverment, and the band of the Phullan confederacy of Sikhs. It was the first to seek British protection from the grasping ambition ofRunjeet Singh, in 1809. The Rajah's territory is extensive, both in the hills and plains between the Junena and the Sutlej. The hill district was a tail of our conquests from the Nepaulese; but was confered on the Patiala chief in return for his services rendered to us during our war with Nepaul. The other portion lies between Hansee and Unballah. The Rajah's revenue was about $35,000; and his military force 3000 tropps, almost all irregular, and fit only for the duties of police.
The Rajah himself, from his remarkable stature, has been called 'the Modern Porus.' He always cultivated a closer intimacy with our Goverment than that of Lahore, which, in consequence, made him a greater object of jealousy to the latter than any other of our proteguees. But, his treachery being discovered during the late war, he was summarily put to death by the British troops, by hanging him on a tree." 18/4/1846

 

 

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