JASWAN

 

JASWAN (Princely State)

 

 

 

LOCATION: Himachal Pradesh (Una
Dist.)
REVENUE: 12,000Rs ANNEXATION: 1815
CAPITAL: Rajpura DYNASTY: Katoch (Jaswal
clan)
RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Raja CHAIN SINGH, Raja of Jaswan
since 1945.educated at Aitchison Chiefs’ College, Lahore; he moved to Amb at the
time of partition in 1947, leaving behind the royal palaces empty at
Ramkot; married Rani Mohan
Kanwar, daughter of  HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir
Prithvi Singhji Bahadur of Banswara,
and his fourth wife, HH Maharani Daulat Kanwar, and has issue.

  • Tikka
    Sahib Nagendra
    Singh
    of Jaswan, born 1950, married 1985, Tikka Rani Bhuvaneshwari Kumari,
    daughter of
    Thakore Shri Janakisinhji Chandrasinhji of Rajpur
    in Kathiawar, and has issue.

    • Kunwar Prithviraj Singh, born 8th February 1988.
  • Rajkumar Vijayendra Singh, married Rajkumarani Ritu Kumari,
    daughter of Kanwar Devendra Narain Singh
    of Tirwa, and has issue.

    • Kunwar Raghuvendra Singh, born 30th July 1988.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT
HISTORY:
Founded in 1170 by Raja Purab Chand, a scion of the Kangra
Royal Family. Rulers were….

    1. Raja PURAB CHAND,
      1st Raja of Jaswan 1170/-

 

    1. Raja PARAB CHAND,
      2nd Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja BISWA CHAND,
      3rd Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja GOPAL CHAND,
      4th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja SIRBAHK CHAND,
      5th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja DHULA CHAND,
      6th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja SULACHAN CHAND,
      7th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja AUKI CHAND,
      8th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja UDHAM CHAND,
      9th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja NIRPAT CHAND,
      10th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja UDHARN CHAND,
      11th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja BHIKH CHAND,
      12th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja SIRKAR CHAND,
      13th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja MUBARAK CHAND,
      14th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja GOVIND CHAND,
      15th Raja of Jaswan fl.1572, he defended the fort of Kangra
      from
      the Mughal
      Emperor Akbar, in the absence of his kinsman Raja Jai Chand Katoch of
      Kangra.

 

    1. Raja BIKRAM CHAND,
      16th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja ANIRUDH CHAND,
      17th Raja of Jaswan fl.1589, he joined a general revolt of
      the
      hill-states
      against the Mughals led by his kinsman Raja Bidhi Chand of Kangra.

 

    1. Raja SAMIR CHAND,
      18th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja MAN SINGH,
      19th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja AJAB SINGH,
      20th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja RAM SINGH,
      21st Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja AJIT SINGH,
      22nd Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja JAGHAR SINGH,
      23rd Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja ABHIRAI SINGH,
      24th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja JAGRUP SINGH,
      25th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja PRIT SINGH,
      26th Raja of Jaswan

 

    1. Raja UMMED SINGH,
      27th and last independent Raja of Jaswan 1800/1849, born about 1781, in
      1815,
      Maharaja Ranjit Singh
      summoned all his forces, to assemble at Sialkot, but the Raja of Jaswan
      failed to obey the summons and a fine fixed beyond his resources was
      imposed. Submitting quietly to his fate Raja Ummed Singh resigned his
      state and accepted a jagir of 12,000Rs p.a., he joined unsuccessfully
      in a
      revolt against the British in 1848, his property was confiscated and he
      was exiled to Almora; he married and had issue. He died
      1849 at Almora.

      • Raja Jai Singh (qv)

 


    1. Raja JAI SINGH
      , 28th Raja of Jaswan
      1849/1863, joined in the revolt in 1848 and joined his father in exile,
      married and had issue.
      He died 1863 at Almora. Title of
      “Raja” not recognized by the imperial British authorities.

      • Raja Ran Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Prithi Singh

 

    1. Raja
      RAN SINGH
      , 29th Raja of Jaswan 1863/1892, born 1833, received
      the jagir of Ramkot in Jammu
      when
      he
      married the Princess of Jammu.
      Title of “Raja” not recognized by the British. In 1877 the jagir in
      Jaswan,
      consisting of 21 villages in the Jaswan Dun was restored to the Raja,
      as
      well as the family garden at Amb and buildings at Rajpura, married
      1stly, a (?grand) daughter of the Raja of Baghal, married 2ndly, a
      grand-daughter of HH Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, and
      had issue. He died 1892.

      • Raja Raghunath Singh (qv)
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Tikka Arimardan Sen
        of Suket.

 

    1. Raja
      RAGHUNATH SINGH
      , 30th Raja of Jaswan 1892/1918, born 1852, he
      was granted the personal
      title of “Raja” on account of his ancient lineage and marriage
      connection
      with the Maharajas of Jammu & Kashmir. The title did not grant him
      the right to administer law and order in his jagir, and such title
      could
      not be passed on by inheritance. His property was divided among six
      children,
      married 1stly, 1871, a daughter of HH Maharaja Ranbir
      Singh
      of Jammu and Kashmir, married 2ndly,
      1871, another daughter of HH
      Maharaja
      Ranbir
      Singh
      of Jammu and Kashmir, married 3rdly,
      Rani (name unknown) [? a
      daughter of Raja Kishan Singh, Raja of Baghal],
      married 4thly, 1901, a daughter of Raja Ram Palji of Kutlehar, and had
      issue. He died 1918. (#1)

      • Kumari (name unknown) (by a Jammu Rani), married
        HH Raja Shyam Singh
        of Chamba.
      • HH Rani Dharam Deiji Saheba (by a Jammu Rani), married HH
        Raja Ram Singh of Chamba. She died in
        1980.
      • Raja Lakshman Singh
        (by the 4th Rani) (qv)
      • Rajkumar Santdev Singh (by the 4th Rani), born 1907, he
        was mentally
        unsound and was
        looked
        after by his younger brother, Rajkumar Shivdev Singh. He died sp
        in 1960.
      • Rajkumar Hardev Singh (by the 3rd Rani), born 1909,
        married and had issue. He died 1970.
      • Rajkumar Shivdev Singh (by the 4th Rani), born 1910, he
        served in the
        administration of
        Maharaja
        Hari Singh of Jammu & Kashmir and retired as Chairman of
        independent
        India’s Union Public Service Commission, married and had issue. He died
        1998. (Jammu, India)

        • Kunwar Rameshwar Singh, married Kunwarani Kamla Kumari
          of Bhikamkor in Rajasthan, and had issue. He died 16th August 2009 in
          Jammu.

          • Kunwar Adhirath Singh
        • Kumari Kaushalya Devi
        • Kunwar Baldev Singh
        • Kunwar Brijender Singh
        • Kumari Vina Kumari, died 2001.

 

    1. Raja LAKSHMAN SINGH,
      31st Raja of Jaswan 1918/1945, born 1904, Head of the Royal
      family of
      Jaswan,
      resided at Ramkot; married 1stly, Rani Tottan Dei, daughter of
      Raja Kedar Chand of Chenani, married
      2ndly, a daughter of Maj. Kunwar Ishar Singh Jamwal, and had issue. He
      died
      4th June 1945 in Ramkot and was cremated at Khoon, seven kilometres
      from Ramkot.

      • Rajkumari Hemlata Kumari (by Rani Tottan Dei), born
        October 1923, married Tikka (later Raja) Udaibhan Chand of Datarpur, and had issue.
        She died 2000.
      • Raja Chain Singh (by Rani Tottan Dei)(qv)
      • Rajkumar Devinder Singh (by 2nd Rani), married
        Rajkumar-Rani Sonia Kumari of Guler, and
        has issue.

        • Kanwar Aaditya Singh Jaswal, born 13th December 1968,
          married Kanwarani Bhawani Jamwal, born 28th December 1975, daughter of
          Commandant V. S. Jamwal, and has issue, one son.

          • Zorawar Singh Jaswal, born 24th November 2004.
      • Rajkumari Krishna Kumari (by 2nd Rani), married Rai Sahib
        Karan Singh of Kathlour, Punjab.

 

  1. Raja CHAIN SINGH,
    32nd Raja of Jaswan (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Kanwar Inder Singh, married Kumari Uttam Dei, daughter of
    Kanwar Saheb Shri Nihal Singhji of Chamba,
    and his first wife, Kanwarani Leela Devi, and had issue, one son and
    four daughters.

    • Kumari Nina Devi
    • Kumari Nitta Devi
    • Kumari Nima Devi
    • Kumari Neeru Devi, married Kanwar Vijay
      Singh of Sirmur, and has issue.
    • Col. Vijay Singh, married and has issue.

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