JHARGRAM

     

    JHARGRAM (Zamindari) 

     

     

    AREA: 653 km2 REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: 1954
    LOCATION: West Bengal DYNASTY: Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu

     

    PRESENT RULER: Raja SHIVENDRA
    BIJOY MALLA DEB
    , Raja Saheb of Jhargram since the 22nd February
    2000. (Jhargram
    Palace,
    Midnapore Dist., West Bengal, India)

    born 12th November 1957 in Calcutta, educated at St. Xaviers College,
    Calcutta (B.Com.), he helps manage the family business and is involved
    in politics, being a member of the Indian National Congress Party;
    presently he is serving as the President of Jhargram Division Congress
    party; Charter President of Rotary Club of Jhargram Green; also
    Secretary, Governing
    Body
    of K.K. Institute, Jhargram; married November 1980 in Cuttack, Orissa,
    Rani Jyoti
    Devi, daughter of Raja
    Prabodh Chandra Dhir Deb (+), Raja Saheb of Balarampur,
    and his wife, Rani Jogmaya Devi, and has issue, one son.

    • Yuvraj Vikramaditya Malladeb, born 1988.
    PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Legend
    has it, that around 1574, Raja Man Singh had come from
    Rajasthan, to conquer Bengal
    on behalf of the Mughal Emperor, Padshah Akbar the Great. He appointed
    two of his loyal officers in the
    army, Sarveshwar Singh and his elder brother, to defeat the local
    tribal
    rulers of the region known as Jungalkhand, which was populated by
    tribals, such as Santhals, Mallas, Bhumij and Lodhas. Raja Sarveshwar
    Singh, together with the Rajput military
    force and the cavalry invaded this deep forest region and defeated the
    the Malla Raja, and in memory of his victory, he adopted the surname
    Malla
    Deb and set up his kingdom with it’s capital, naming it Jhargram.
    In order to commerate this victory every year an idol of the Malla Raja
    is made and killed on Vijaya Dasami (Dessehra) day. After residing in
    the area for four months, Raja Man Singh decided to return
    to Rajasthan and left his loyal officers, Sarveshwar Singh and
    his elder brother behind. Raja Sarveshwar Malla Deb desired to stay,
    and was made the Raja of the Junglekhand area, subordinate to the
    Mughal emperor, and the elder brother was made the Raja of Bhishnupur,
    better
    known as Mallabhum (later an independent state). This is how Raja Man
    Singh established the Malla Raj in
    Bengal, which was divided in two parts, with the main capital at
    Bishnupur
    and the second part under the younger brother, Sarveshwar Malla Deb
    with Jhargram as the
    capital. In 1767, the Raja took part in the Chuar Mutiny against the
    East India Company but were forced to surrender and pay tribute,
    Jhargram was then recognized as a Zamindari estate under the British
    authorities and the Ruler was granted the title of Raja. Rulers were….

    • Raja SARVESHWAR MALLA
      UGAL SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram, he
      belonged to the
      Kshtriya Chandra Vansha Chauhan
      clan of Rajputs and was the founder of the present Jhargram Royal
      Family; the new capital itself was surrounded by walls and canals known
      as Ugal in the local
      language, the Raja was therefore called Ugal Sanda (hero within the
      walls) and this remained a part of the ruling Rajas title to the
      present day; married and had
      issue. He died after 1574.

      • Raja Vikram Malla Ugal Sanda Deb (qv)
    • Raja VIKRAM MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja BHIM MALLA UGAL SANDA
      DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja PRITHVI MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja SANSAR MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja CHAKKU MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja GADADHAR MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja SHATRUGHNA MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja ANANDA MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja MAN GOVIND MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja VIKRAMJIT MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja SHYAM SUNDAR MALLA
      UGAL SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
    • Raja VIKRAMADITYA MALLA
      UGAL SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram,
      married and had
      issue.

      • Yuvraj Narayan Malla Ugal Sanda Deb, married and had
        issue.

        • Raja Raghunath Malla Ugal Sanda Deb (qv)
    • Raja RAGHUNATH MALLA UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram
      -/1912, he was the
      first student from this area to study for his F. A.; he was famous for
      his extraordinary strength as a wrestler as well as for his charity and
      generosity; married Rani
      Raj Lakshmi
      Debi of Silda, and had issue. He died 1912.

      • Raja Chandi Charan Malla Ugal Sanda Deb (qv)
      • Rajkumar Ganga Charan
        Malla Deb
    • Raja CHANDI CHARAN MALLA
      DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram 1912/1916,
      married
      and had issue. He died 1916.

      • Raja Sir Narasingha Malla Ugal Sanda Deb (qv)

    COURT OF WARDS 1916/1929

    • Raja Sir NARASINGHA MALLA
      UGAL
      SANDA DEB
      K.B.E., Raja of
      Jhargram 1929/1976, born 1909,
      educated at
      Midnapore Collegiate School and Presidency College in Calcutta; elected
      to the 2nd Lok Sabha; awarded the O.B.E. and later the Knight Commander
      of the Order of the British Empire (KBE); married 1stly, Rani Binod
      Manjuri Devi, died 1945, daughter of Lalsaheb Girish Chandra Bhanj Deo
      of Mayurbhanj, married 2ndly,
      Rani Rupamanjuri Devi, and
      had issue, one son and three daughters. He died 11th November 1976 in
      Calcutta.

      • Raja Birendra Bijoy Malla Deb (by Rani Binod Manjari
        Devi)
        (qv)
      • Kumari Savitri Devi (by Rani Binod Manjuri
        Devi), married Raja Uday Narayan Deb of Sana Khemudi in Orissa.
      • Kumari Gayatri Devi (by Rani Rupa Manjuri Devi), married
        Kumar
        Visheshwar Pratap Singh of Shakarpura in Bihar.
      • Kumari Jayeshree
        Devi (by Rani Rupa Manjuri Devi), married Kumar Shailaja Shanker Singh
        Deo of Dhenkanal in Orissa, and has
        issue, two daughters.

     

    • Raja BIRENDRA BIJOY MALLA
      DEB
      , Raja of Jhargram 1976/2000,
      educated at the
      University of Calcutta (M.A. in History), elected three
      times Member of Legislative Assembly of West Bengal; a talented
      cricketer who captained the school and university cricket teams;
      he was a three time winner of the Best Legislator award in the West
      Bengal legislative assembly; married Rani Indira Devi, died 25th July
      1997, daughter of HH Maharaja
      Shri Sudhanshu Shekhar
      Singh Deo of Sonepur, she was
      considered to be the guiding light of the Jhargram Royal Family, a
      clear-sighted, kind and humble Rani, she was involved with a number of
      charitable institutions; he had issue, two sons and two daughters.
      He died 22nd February 2000.

      • Raja Shivendra
        Bijoy Malla Deb (qv)
      • Rajkumar Joydeep
        Malla Deb, educated at the University of Calcutta (B.Com. and LL.B.),
        along with his brother, he helps manage the family business
        and is involved in politics, being a member of the Indian National
        Congress Party; married Kumari Preity Devi, daughter of Rao Saheb
        Shankareshwar Pratap Singh of Rampur Naikin in Rewah, M.P., and has
        issue, one son and one daughter.

        • Kumar Harshvardhan Malla Deb
        • Kumari Rajnandini Malla Deb
      • Rajkumari Radharani Debi
      • Rajkumari Rajshree Debi
    • Raja SHIVENDRA
      BIJOY MALLA DEB
      (see above)

     

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