Kashiram Saklani in fake Sadhu form

Kashiram  Saklani in fake Sadhu form

Dispute of Sudarshan Shah with Saklanis -5

History of King Sudarshan Shah of Tehri Riyasat – 113

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 113

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1342

By:   Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)


Dr. Shiv Prasad Dabral writes that it was said that when Kashiram was suspicious for getting ‘sanad’ /order from British authority he changed his dress and put on Sadhu dress. Dabral offers readers full details for acts by Kashiram for getting ‘sanad’ /order of title of Shivram Saklani in his name or as partner (2). It was said that he took resolution that he would return to their Garhwal only after getting ‘sanad’  . It was sadi that his minister (Mukhtyar ) Vilas Ray Koltari was with him for leaving his village. As per Dabral’s statement, they both walked whole night and reached Dehradun the British territory. Kashiram met Frazer in Delhi. .Frazer was second member of Board of Revenue. Kashiram got a couple of letters wherein his name (Kashiram) was with Shivram Saklani. After meeting with Frazer and getting letters from Frazer, Kashiram and his minister reached to Kolkata. Kashiram submitted an application in Persian and met Company secretary Sterling.

Dabral (2) King Sudarshan shah came to know about movement of Kashiram. Sudarshan shah reached to Delhi in first part of 1824 and met Frazer a couple of times.  He could not get information whereabouts of Kashiram

In that period, King started taking tributes from famrers directly  from the Jagir of Shivram. Kashiram returned and did appeal in Trail office against acts of King (taking tribute directly). Kashiram submitted new latters from Frazer where his name was there with Shivram. The dates of new appeal were same as old appeal but language of leteers submitted now was different. The matter reached to Governor General .Frazer was enquired by Governor General office. Sterling recognized corrected  the letter and appeal of Kashiram.

Frazer (11 May 1824) wrote to Trail that In his opinion the land (free of Tax) was given to Shivram should remain with Shivram family. Frazer further wrote that Shivram family (Kashiram etc) should respect the Crown and the Tehri King should be the ruler of said region (Saklani Jagir). Frazer stressed that there must be tax free Jagir for Shivram family.

Read in next chapter about Order by Sterling .



1-English Pre Mutiny Records, Kumaon, Saklani Appeal File No. 18-19, Vol.8 ((Saklani Dispute letters , Trail to Sterling and letter from Sterling to trail)

2-Dabral, Shiv Prasad, (2009 , Uttarakhand ka Itihas part 6, (2nd  edition) Veer Gatha Press, Garhwal India, page 101, 102

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History of Tehri Garhwal; History of Uttarkashi Garhwal; History of Ghansali, Tehri Garhwal; History of Bhatwari ,  Uttarkashi Garhwal; History of Tehri, Tehri Garhwal; History of Rajgarhi Uttarkashi Garhwal;  History of Narendranagar,  Tehri Garhwal; History of Dunda ,  Uttarkashi Garhwal; History of Dhantoli, Tehri Garhwal; History of Chinyalisaur Uttarkashi Garhwal; History of Pratapnagar , Tehri Garhwal; History of  Mori, Uttarkashi Garhwal; History of Devprayaga, Tehri Garhwal; History of  Puraula, Uttarkashi Garhwal; History of Jakhanikhal Tehri Garhwal; History of Gangotri- Jamnotri Uttarkashi Garhwal to be continued …

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