KARORIA

 

KARORIA (Misl) 

 

 

VILLAGES: xx REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: 1807
LOCATION: Punjab DYNASTY: Dhaliwal Jat RELIGION: Sikh
MILITARY STRENGTH: 12,000 CAPITAL: Bhunga

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Extinct in
1802
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
Karorsinghia
or Karoria misl, also known as the Panjgarhia Misl,
was first led by Sardar Karora Singh, a Dhaliwal Jat of Barki Village
in
Lahore District, after whom it was named. However the founder of the
jatha or band of warriors that subsequently acquired
the size and power of a misl, was Sardar Sham Singh a Sandhu Jat of
Narli Village in Amritsar District
who had battled with the invading forces of Nadir Shah in 1739. He was
succeeded by Karam Singh, an Uppal Khatri of the village of Panjgarh in
Gurdaspur district. Karam Singh fell fighting against Ahmad
Shah
Durrani in January 1748 and was succeeded by Sardar Karora
Singh. It had a strength of 10 to 12,000
regular horsemen. Territory held by the misl in 1759 was Nawashahr,
Burka, Bassisn, Pindorian,
Hoshiarpur, Kathgarh and Bhangs. Members were….

  • Sardar Karora Singh,
    1st
    misldhar
    of Panjgarhia misl
    1748/1761, he had seized several important towns such as Hoshiarpur,
    Hariana and
    Sham Chaurasi before he died in 1761 or 1765.
  • Sardar Baghel Singh
    Dhaliwal
    , 2nd misldhar of Karorasinghia
    misl 1761/1802, a Dhaliwal Jat, he was born in the 1730’s in village
    Jhabal Kalan, District Amritsar, a good soldier and astute political
    negotiator, he is celebrated in Sikh history as
    the conqueror of Mughal Delhi, he captured Saharanpur in February 1764,
    and the territory across the Yamuna in April 1775, shortly afterwards
    the whole of the Yamuna-Gangetic Doab was at their mercy, married
    Sardarni Ram Kaur, married 2ndly, Sardarni Raj Kaur. He died sp in
    1802 at the town of Hariana,
    in present day
    Hoshiarpur district.
  • Sardar Jodh Singh Kalsia,
    3rd misldhar of Karorasinghia
    misl 1802/1807?, born 1751, a man of great
    ability, he greatly extended the area of his estate, he captured Dehra
    Bassi from Sardar Khajan Singh and also acquired the territories of
    Lohal and Achrak, Maharaja Ranjit Singh presented him with the
    territories
    of Badala, Kameri and Chhabbal in recognition of his service; he
    succeeded to the command of the Karora-Singhia misl in 1802, married
    and had
    issue (see Kalsia). He
    died 1818 of his wounds received in battle at Multan.

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Dasaundha Singh, a Dhillon Jatt of Jhabal in
    Amritsar
    district, he was the half brother of the celebrated Sardar Baghel
    Singh,
    leader of
    the Karorsinghia misl (see above), he crossed the Beas in 1759, and
    seized some
    villages in the Jalandhar Doab, his family retained possession of these
    under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, on condition of supplying in return a
    contingent of 26
    horsemen.

 

 

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