Category Archives: History of Himachal Pradesh

ठकुराईयाँ जिनके विलय से जिला शिमला, सिरमौर, सोलन, किन्नौर बने।

By | August 21, 2020

Writer: Dr. Vimal Pankaj Katoch, BAMS, PG in Clinical Psychology, AMO, NHM HP. हिमाचल प्रदेश उत्तरी भारत का पहाड़ी राज्य है , जितनी विशिष्ट इसकी भौगोलिक स्थितियां एवं परिस्थितियां हैं उतना ही मनोहर रुचिकर इसका इतिहास भी है। समय  के साथ साथ हिमाचल प्रदेश में कई जातियां, जनजातियां, समूह  स्थापित हुए और उनकी सभ्यता तथा नियम… Read More »

History of Tira Sujanpur Fort – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 23, 2020

Sujanpur bears its name from “Sajjanpur” which means the town of honest and gentle people. The word “Tira” was prefixed later when Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch moved his capital from Kangra to this place and built a fort at the top of the hill called “Tira”. Tira Sujanpur was a refuge for Sansar Chand, a… Read More »

History of HP High Court Shimla – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 20, 2020

Precisely, the former Princely States had different systems of Administration and set of laws and in most of the Princely States, the administration was run on the whims of the Rulers or Wazirs and their words were considered to be the law. Himachal Pradesh came to be formed as a result of the integration of… Read More »

Pajhota Aandolan – A Movement for Agrarian Reforms in District Sirmaur

By | May 27, 2020

There is much contribution of Sirmaur district, in the development of administration in Himachal. This princely state comes under the influence of National resurgence and people organized to pressurize the feudal administration to make some administrative reforms for the socio-economic growth of the state under ruler jurisdiction. Praja Mandal in Sirmour was organized during 1935-36… Read More »

Shimla – The Capital of Himachal Pradesh

By | May 19, 2020

As mentioned in the Book namely  “Simla Past and Present” by Mr. Long Whom and  “Shimla Guide of 1870” by Mr. W.H. Garey, Shimla derives its name from “Shyeamalay”  the house built of blue slate erected by a Fakir on Jakkhoo, the first nucleus of the settlement. Another account says that Shimla means blue female… Read More »

Important Historical Places and Buildings in Shimla

By | May 17, 2020

1. The Annadale: The first fun fair was held in Anna dale in September 1833 to raise funds for girl’s school at “Subathu”. The viceregal dance was held in Annadale in honor of the queen’s “birthday” on 24th May 1839. Durand football tournament, inaugurated by Sir Mortimer Durand in 1888 was held here. Presently, Annadale… Read More »

How many times did Mahatma Gandhi visit Shimla?

By | May 10, 2020

During the freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi made several visits to Shimla. He met viceroy on various issues and participated in various meetings in Shimla. Gandhiji’s Shimla connection during 1921-1946 is now being forgotten; he visited the summer capital 10 times during this period; amazingly, three times in 1931 in May July and August. Followings are… Read More »

History of Tandi village Lahaul-Spiti

By | April 26, 2020

  The Tandi village has sacred importance to the people of Lahaul, as Haridwar to Hindus of the world. The village is situated above the confluence of the rivers Chandra and Bhaga in the Pattan valley some 7 km away from Keylong. Revenue and settlement records reveal that Tandi was founded by Raja Rana Chand… Read More »