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Past Diplomatic Acts by Shivram Saklani

Past Diplomatic Acts by Shivram Saklani

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Disputes of Sudarshan Shah with Saklani Family -3

History of King Sudarshan Shah of Tehri Riyasat – 110

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 108

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1339

By:   Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

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Dr Dabral offers the life of Saklani in details as follows (2) -

Shivram Saklani was influential officer in King Jaikriti Shah Period. Shivram Saklani was supporter of Dotiyali Rani the queen of Jaikriti Shah and his her sons Pradyumna Shah and Prakrama Shah . After Pradyumna Shah getting Garhwal Kingdom, Shivram changed his strategy and became active supporter of rebelian prince Prakrama.

Shivram Saklani always sided to the ruler and shifted his loyalty to Gorkha Regime when Gorkha captured Shrinagar Garhwal. Ranjor Singh Thapa the son of Amar Singh Thapa offered the post of clerks to four persosn Jashodhar, Vrijpati, Chiranji and Shivram . Gorkha regime offered Jagirs to those clerks and Shivram and order was given in copper plates.( 1) .

Dabral  further  details that Shivram changed his loyalty to British as soon he came to know the arrival of British and he guessed that British would take Garhwal. Gorkha cancelled the order for  his  by declaring him Khalsa (3) Shivram got supports of Garhwalis in supporting British at the time of British –Gorkha  conflicts. He got letter for Free tax on his jagir from British officers (Dabral , 2)

Shivram Saklani expired in 1818. His son Hariram was minor at that time. Therefore, Kashiram the brother of Shiv Ram became guardian of Hariram. Kahsiram proved wiser tha his brother Shivram in diplomacy.

Conflict of Sudarshan  Shah with Saklanis will be continued in next chapter -.

 

References

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1-English Pre Mutiny Records Kumaon, Saklani Appeal File No. 18-19 Vol.8

2-Dabral, Shiv Prasad, (1975), Uttarakhand ka Itihas Bhag 6, Veer Gatha Press, Garhwal India, pages 138 to 145

3-Letter by Trail to Sterling for taking decision on Appeal by Shivram on 5th June 1818 (from Mutiny records)

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