Actions by Kashiram Saklani for getting back Jagir

Actions by Kashiram Saklani for getting back Jagir

Dispute of Sudarshan Shah with Saklanis -4

History of King Sudarshan Shah of Tehri Riyasat – 112

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 112

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1341

By:   Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)


Dabral offers (1) details action of Kashiram Saklani for getting Jagir of his deceased brother Shivram by offering references of mutiny records (1 and 2) -

It was customary (rule) in Sha dynasty Garhwal kingdom that whenever a Jagirdar/Thokdar died the Thok /Jagir used to come under Kingdom rule directly or Jagir used to be a Khalsa Jagir. Then, the Jagir of Shivram Saklani  was definitely coming under direct rule of Sudarshan Shah. Kashiram Saklani the brother of Shivram Saklani was then guardian of minor Hariram Saklani . Kashiram Saklani wanted by all means his name would added with Shivram Saklani for Jagir proprietorship. The idea of Kashiram was that by that means King Sudarshan Shah would be unable for declaring Saklani Jagir as Khalsa Villages. Kashiram wanted to become Jagirdar of Saklani Jagir. For stopping King for declaring Saklani Jagir as Khalsa Jagir (under rule of Tehri Kingdom), Kashiram and Hariram sent an application at Trail office that since another Muafidar of Saklani jagir (Jagirdar of  tax free land ) was alive , the King should not take any such action (declaring Saklani villages as Khalsa villages )

Getting the application from Kashiram and Hariram, Trail asked both the applicants for showing such order where Kashiram Saklani is mentioned as Muafidar .However, Kashiram and Hariram could not show any evidence of Kashiram being as Muafidar too with Shivram. In past in 1815, in Shrinagar, Trail captured and put the crooked those shown spurious seals of Nepal court. By not getting any proof from Kashiram Saklani , it was thought (by authority) that Kashiram did not have any ownership on Saklani Jagir.

In next chapter, there will be discussion on Kashiram meeting Frazer….




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 John Adam g 28 December, 1818 (from above Mutiny records)

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