Category Archives: Modern History

British and Hill States

By | June 29, 2017

During the war with Gurkhas, the British had promised to give full independence to Hill states after the war is over. But after the war, the British didn’t fulfill their promises completely. Although they gave back the thrones of States to their respective Kings, they also kept many strategically important places under their occupation. British… Read More »

British and Gurkhas – Himachal Pradesh General Studies

By | June 29, 2017

British & Gurkhas: Gurkhas together with Raja of Kahlur (Bilaspur) defeated Sansar Chand in 1806 A.D. In 1809 A.D. Amar Singh Thapa drove out Rana of Bhagal State (Presently in Solan District) and captured Arki. Amar Singh Thapa sent his son Ranzor Singh to attack Sirmaur. Raja Karam Prakash of Sirmaur had to run away… Read More »

Modern History of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 11, 2016

Sikhs: Guru Nanak visited Kangra, Jawalamukhi, Kullu, Sirmaur, Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti. Fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev sent Bhai Kaliana to hill states to collect charity for the construction of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Sixth Sikh Guru Hargovind Singh started the construction of Kiratpur on the land given gifted to him by the Raja of Kehlur… Read More »