Tag Archives: Kangra

Pragpur – A Heritage village in District Kangra Himachal Pradesh

By | July 24, 2020

Kangra district derives its name from Kangra town which was called Nagarkot in the ancient times Kangra proper originally was a part of the ancient Trigartha (Jullundur) which comprises of the area lying between the river “Shatadroo” (probably Sutlej) and Ravi. A tract of land to the east of Sutlej which probably is the area… Read More »

Subedar Piara Singh – Oldest married surviving couple of the World

By | May 16, 2020

Subedar Piara Singh died on June 18, 2011, at Takoli village in district Una at the age of 106. His wife Hansa Devi had died two years back at Dharamsala at the age of 101. After the death of his partner, Piara Singh was not keeping good health. The Couple was living at Barol near Dharamsala… Read More »

Wazir Ram Singh Pathania – A Freedom Fighter From Kangra

By | May 14, 2020

Ram Singh Pathania was born on 10 April 1824 at the residence of Shyam Singh, a minister of the state of Nurpur. His father was the minister of Raja Veer Singh in the state of Nurpur. Due to the British-Sikh Convention in 1846, most of the princely states of Himachal Pradesh were under the British Empire.… Read More »

Shri Deena Nath ‘Aandhi’ ॥ Son of Gandhi ॥ Revolutionary ॥ Kangra ॥ Himachal Pradesh

By | May 5, 2020

Q. Where/When did Shri Deena Nath ‘Aandhi’ born?  Ans: Shri Deena Nath ‘Aandhi’ was born on 3rd November 1914 at Garli, Pragpur, district Kangra, resident of ‘Aandhi Bhavan Jakhu’ (near Ashoka Hotel), Shimla. Q. Who was the father of Shri Deena Nath ‘Aandhi’?  Ans: His father’s name was Shri Bhagmal Sood, a cloth merchant from… Read More »

Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan ॥ Looking Back ॥ Kangra ॥ Himachal Pradesh

By | May 4, 2020

Q. When/Where did Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan born? Ans: Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan was born on 23rd December 1889 in a family of Mahajan Sahukars ‘residing in a tiny village Tikka Nagrota, district Kangra. Q. About the family of Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan?  Ans: His grandfather was Shri Chajju Shah and father Shri Babu Brij… Read More »

Shri Bakshi Pratap Singh ॥ Tagma-e-Shatrunash ॥ Himachal Pradesh ॥

By | April 28, 2020

Q. Where/When did Shri Bakshi Pratap Singh born? Ans: Shri Bakshi Pratap Singh was born on 20th October 1912 at village Chadiyar near Jaisinghpur, district Kangra. Q. What was the education qualification of Shri Bakshi Pratap Singh?  Ans: Shri Bakshi Pratap Singh was educated upto Matric. Q. Role of Shri Bakshi Pratap Singh in National… Read More »

Genetic improvement of gaddi sheep for economic upliftment of Gaddi population in Chamba and Mandi district

By | March 30, 2020

Himachal Pradesh government has launched a livestock development project namely Genetic Improvement of Gaddi Sheep to be completed with an outlay of Rs. 595 crore. The livestock development project is a five years long centrally sponsored project for genetically improvement of identified indigenous sheep and goats (GISG) for Gaddi breed and nondescript sheep in Chamba and Mandi districts to… Read More »

Pahari Styles of Painting

By | November 7, 2016

This Pahari styles of painting developed in the Sub-Himalayan states that were also under the umbrella of Mughal overlordship. There were many schools that were flourishing in smaller kingdoms, which came under the blanket of ‘Pahari Paintings’. These consisted ateliers in the court of around 22 princely states stretching from Jammu to Almora. Hence, the… Read More »