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G.S. Chhabra, Advanced History of the Punjab, Sterling Publishers (P) Ltd., Vol. II , (son of Rani Jindan, wife of Ranjit Singh) was declared Maharaja and Hira. 17 Nov In she became Regent of Punjab for Duleep Singh. Rani Jindan was the daughter of a Sikh named Sardar Manna Singh, a Aulakh Jatt. 31 Dec The film Rebel Queen tells the story of the last Sikh ruler of Lahore – a fearless Maharani who Rani Jindan Singh She is the last Sikh queen of Lahore, the capital of the Punjab empire, and her name is Jindan Kaur.

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Even in rehearsal, the moving speech draws goosebumps. There are other inspirational heroines about whom there is little research. Taken on November 17, After the war the British rewarded the leaders who had helped them, including Tej Singh.

Later, Muslim writers such as Rokeya Hossain also emerged. A Photo Essay 5 Oct, punnabi For Sikhs they shall always remember the Last Sikh Raj. Even the most casual student of Indian history knows of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the leader of the Sikh Empire, who famously united warring confederacies misls and whose reign ushered in a renaissance for the Punjab.

The entirely volunteer cast and crew of 22 has been working for months to bring Mr.

Rebel Queen – a thorn in the crown

Attempts were made to arrange a separate establishment for her on the estate, but she was determined not to be separated from her son. The play jijdan the history of the Punjab from the time it became known as the land of five rivers to its annexation by the British. Dhanoa and his team have mentored other fledgling drama companies in iindan Bay Area and beyond with the experience they have developed over the years.

Surinder Dhanoa making adjustments to Duleep Singh’s costume.

Jind Kaur – Wikipedia

The item was then taken to another artisan in Khamano village to be gold painted and to Malerkotla for the final touches. Maharani Jindan Kaur’s life — much of which was spent raging against the British empire for cheating her out of the Punjab, then a vast country stretching from the Khyber Pass to Kashmir — is the subject of a film called Rebel Queenwhich premiered at New York’s International Sikh film festival and is set to be shown in the UK in February.


She was a firebrand, recognised in Indian history books, but became better known through the media. They decided to separate mother and son. The young Maharani was faced with many problems.

The End of the Sikh Empire in was a great Shock for the Punjabi people and the Sikhs and a Great Imperial Power Came to an end, But sikhs made lots of sacrifices to save the Empire but in the end all hopes were lost.

Punmabi Lok Rang has advised other up and coming play companies on the operational challenges of community theater. Jindan was complex, cocky, clever, imperfect and tough, and she connected me to my ancestral past, something Nancy, Dana and Bruce could not. Struggles of displacement need to be documented, but there are not enough stories like Maharani Jindan’s, about what had happened before my family had to grapple with being Asian in a white society. Retrieved 18 August When Punjabu saw the film, I was struck by how little I histlry about my heritage.

He died in Paris France never to step on British Soil.

However, shortly afterwards Duleep Singh commissioned Pundit Nehemiah Goreh to visit Kathmandu on his behalf and find out how his mother was managing.

Other props have also been faithfully recreated here in the Bay Area with the help of designer Ramneet Chaudhary. Christy Campbell, author of The Maharajah’s Box, a book about the Maharani’s son, Duleep, says Jindan was “one of the most remarkable characters of 19th-century history, let alone Indian or Sikh history”. While in India Duleep Singh had negotiated the return of the Maharani’s jewellery, which had been kept in the treasury at Benares.

Mai Bhago was a devout warrior saint in the army of Sikhism’s 10th prophet, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, in the s, who led men into battle. September 22, Saturday Time: Please update to get the most out of Flickr.


Couldn’t the example of Maharani Jindan give me the inspiration to make sense of my present day-to-day life? With only one technical rehearsal, just hours before the actual event, precision and accuracy at the rehearsals take on great significance.

Rani Jind Kaur / Rani Jindan Wife Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (From Original Painting)

Check date values in: She was assigned a residence at Thapathall and given an allowance by the Nepalese government. Fani figures are not limited rahi Sikhism or Punjabis. At first the new wazir, Hira Singh, took little notice of the young Maharaja and his mother. She died two years later, inand was buried in west London.

Even the artisans at Kartarpur, which is a hub for the furniture industry in Punjab, refused to consider it. Dhanoa also had the music and the background score for the play recorded through AKS Studios in Chandigarh. A proclamation by Dalhousie, annexing the Punjab, was then read out. Views Read Edit View history. Director Michael Singh, a California-based film-maker, says: In England, there is a prevalence of perceiving south Asian women in the context of “honour” killings, forced marriages, domestic violence and foeticide — all serious issues that need to continue to be fought against.

She refused to co-operate and the British saw that her influence on Duleep could lead to an uprising among the Punjabi people. Shortly after the First Anglo-Sikh War saw the British gain hold of Punjab, and in she was deposed as Regent, forcibly separated from her only son and banished to Sheikhupura near Lahore.

A force commanded by Chatar Singh besieged the fort and forced him to surrender on the promise of a safe conduct. In she became Regent of Punjab for Duleep Singh.