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Faridkot State was a self-governing princely state outside British India during the British Raj period in the Indian sub-continent. Patiala was one of the Phulkian States.[citation needed]

Faridkot State
Princely State of British India

1803–1947

Flag of Faridkot

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Location of Faridkot
Faridkot State in a 1911 map of Punjab
Historical era New Imperialism
 •  Established 1803
 •  Independence of India 1947
Area
 •  1892 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)
Population
 •  1892 97,034 
Density 58.7 /km2  (152.1 /sq mi)

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HistoryEdit

When the British left India in 1947, they abandoned their subsidiary alliances with the princely states, and the Maharajah of Faridkot acceded his state to the new Union of India. Prior to independence, a large part of the district was under the rule of the Maharaja of Faridkot and later it became a part of the Patiala & East Punjab States Union (PEPSU ) in 1948. The royal house is now headed by His Highness Maharaja Amarinder Singh Brar. The royals are considered cultural and political icons in Faridkot. Maharaja Paharha Singh who ruled from 1813 to 1845 (the Sikh Kingdom of Faridkot in Punjab) was also known as a traitor. He joined the British East India Company and helped the British during the First Anglo-Sikh War against the Sikh Empire of ruler Maharajah Ranjit Singh of Punjab which was larger and extended from Tibet Kashmir, plains of Punjab to Peshawar near the Afghan borders.[citation needed]

RulersEdit

The rulers of Faridkot bore the title of Sardar and latter title of Raja.[1][2]

SardarsEdit

  • Hamir Singh (1763-1782)
  • Mohar Singh (1783-1798)
  • Charat Singh (1798-1804)
  • Dal Singh (1804- One Month)
  • Ghulab Singh (1804-1826)
  • Attar Singh (1826-1827)
  • Pahar Singh (Regent)

RajasEdit

  • Pahar Singh (1846-1849)
  • Wazir Singh (1849-1874)
  • Vikram Singh (1874-1898)
  • Balbir Singh (1898-1906)
  • Balbir Indar Singh (1906-1918)
  • Sardar Bahadur Singh (Regent)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indian Princely States before 1947 A-J". www.worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Indian states before 1947 A-J". rulers.org. Retrieved 18 August 2019.

Coordinates: 31°07′N 77°38′E / 31.117°N 77.633°E / 31.117; 77.633