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of Raja was conferred as a personal
distinction on June 22, 1897. The
Raja belongs to a family of Kurmis
claiming descent from the celebrated
Mayyura Misra, being thus connected
with the families of the Rajas of
Majhauli and Tamkuhi (q.v.). Rai
Isri Partab rendered good service
in the Mutiny, and was an Honorary
Magistrate for ten years before his
death, when he was succeeded by his
son, the late Rai Madan Gopal. The
present Rai, now Raja, succeeded Rai
Madan Gopal on December 16, 1890.
Residence : Padrauna, Gorakhpur,
North-Western Provinces.

PAGADALA KAVERIPAKAM JAGAN-
NADHA CHETTIAR, Rao Bahadur.
See Jagannadha.

PAHAR SINGH (of Narhat), Rao; b.
1854. The title is hereditary. The
Rao is descended from the illustrious
family of the Bundela Rajputs that
has given its name to the Province of
Bundelkhand, and ruling Houses to
most of the States of Bundelkhand,
including Orchha, Panna, Datia, etc.
(q.v.). The Narhat family is an off-
shoot of that of the Raja Sardar Singh
Bahadur of Katehra (q.v.). In 1851
Rao Bakht Bali, father of the present
Rao, was in possession of the estate.
Residence: Narhat, Lalitpur, North-
western Provinces.

PAHARI BANKA, Diwan Mihrban
Singh, JDiwdn of. A ruling chief.
Succeeded to the gadi November 14,
1890. Belongs to the great Bundela
Rajput family, the head of which is
the Maharaja of Orchha (q.v.). Rai
Singh, a descendant of the youngest
son of Bir Singh Deo, held from his
kinsman, the Chief of Orchha, the
Buragaon jagir, and this he divided
among his eight sons — whence the
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Hashtbhdya jdgirs, or "Appanages of
the eight brothers." Only four of
these now exist — Dhurwai, Bijna, Tori,
and last Pahari Banka, which was
given to Umed Singh, the youngest
son of Rai Singh. His great-grandson,
the Diwan Ishri Singh, obtained a
sanad from the British Government in
1823 confirming him in the possession
of this State. He was succeeded by
the Diwan Bijai Bahadur, who was
in turn followed by the late Diwan
Piyariju, father of the present Diwan.
The area of the State is about 5 square
miles; its population is 1094, chiefly
Hindus. The Diwan maintains a mili-
tary force of 20 men. Residence:
Pahari Banka, Bundelkhand, Central
India.

PAHASU, Munitdz-ud-daula, Nawab of.
See Muhammad Fayyaz Ali Khan.

PAHRA, Chaube Radho Charan, Jdgir-
ddr of. A ruling chief; b. August 17,
1856; succeeded to the gadi January
14, 1868. Belongs to a Chaube Brah-
man Hindu family, claiming descent
from Ram Krishna Chaube, Kildddr
(Governor of the Fortress) of Kalinjar,
from whom descend also the other
three branches of "the Kalinjar
ChaubSs," viz. the Chiefs of Paldeo,
Taraon, and Bhaisaunda (q.v.). His
son, Salig Ram, received a sanad from
the British Government, confirming
him in the possession of Pahra. His
great-grandson is the present Jdgirddr.
The area of the State is 10 square
miles; its population is 4016, chiefly
Hindus. The Chief maintains a mili-
tary force of 12 cavalry, 100 infantry,
and 2 guns. Residence : Pahra, Bun-
delkhand, Central India.

PAINTIPUR, Rdjd of. See Muhammad
Kazim Husain Khan.

PAKALA G0PALA RAO, Rao Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1891. Residence: Barhampur, Madras.

PAL, Jareja Ratan Singh, Tdlukddr of.
A ruling : chief ; b. 1841. succeeded to
the gadi October 25, 1879. Belongs to
a Rajput (Hindu) family, of the Jareja
clan. The State, which is tributary to
Baroda and Junagarh, has an area of
21 square miles, and a population of
1214, chiefly Hindus. The Talukdar
maintains a military force of 2 cavalry
and 16 infantry. Residence : Pal,
Kathiawar, Bombay.



PAL LAHARA, Raja Ganeshwar Pal,
Rdjd of A ruling chief; b. 1884.
Succeeded to the gadi as a minor,
August 30, 1888. Belongs to a Ksha-
triya (Rajput Hindu) family, claiming
descent from Raja Santosh Pal, alias
Pat Ganeshwar Pal. Twenty-two
generations have intervened, in regular
descent from father to son, between
the founder of the family and the pre-
sent Raja, each Raja receiving altern-
ately either the style of " Pat Ganesh-
war Pal" or "Pat Muni Pal." The
late Raja, Chintamani Pal, was styled
" Pat Muni Pal." He succeeded to
the gadi^ in 1860. The State had for
a long time been included in that of
Keunjhar, the Raja having been
treated as a feudatory of Keunjhar.
But this caused many feuds, and Pal
Laharawas at length declared a British
feudatory, independent of Keunjhar.
The late Pat Muni Pal rendered dis-
tinguished services during the opera-
tions for the suppression of the Keun-
jhar rebellion in 1867-68, and received
as a reward the title of Raja Bahadur
as a personal distinction. He died in
1888, and was succeeded by the pre-
sent Raja, styled in turn Pat Ganesh-
war Pal. The family cognizance or
crest is the cobra or hooded snake.
The area of the State, which is one of
the Orissa Tributary Mahals, is 452
square miles ; its population is 14,887,
chiefly Hindus. The Raja maintains
a military force of 94 infantry. Resi-
dence : Pal Lahara, Orissa, Bengal.

PALAJ, Thakur Danlat Singh, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief ; 6.1878. Succeeded
to the gadi as a minor. The State
has a population of 1701. The Thakur
belongs to a Koli (aboriginal) family.
Residence: Palaj, Mahi Kantha, Bom-
bay.

PALANJI ADARJI MISTRI, Khdn Ba-
hadur. Received the title on June 3,
1899. Residence : Karachi, Bombay.

PALANJI HORMUSJI DADACHANJI,

Khdn Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on January 1, 1898. Is an
Assistant-Surgeon. Residence: Bom-
bay.

PALANJI PEST0NJI RAGHINA, Khdn
Saheb. The title was conferred on
January 2, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

PALANJI RATANJI, Khdn Saheb. The
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August 18, 1881. Residence; Surat,
Bombay.
PALANPUR, His Highness Sir Sher
Muhammad Khan, Lohani, G.C.I.E.,
Diwdn of. A ruling chief; b. 1852.
Succeeded to the yadi September 19,
1877. Belongs to the Afghan family
of the Lohani clan, whose an-
cestors occupied Behar in the time
of the Emperor Humayun. Ghazni
Khan, the Chief, obtained the title of
Diwan from the Emperor Akbar in
1597, for successfully repelling an in-
vasion of Afghans, and he was also
made Governor of Lahore. His de-
scendant in 1682 received the province
of Jhalod (including Palanpur, Disa,
and other districts) from the Emperor
Aurangzeb ; but in 1698 his successor
was driven westward by the Rahtor
Rajputs of Marwar, and settled in
Palanpur, where the family has ever
since remained. In 1809 the State
came under British control. In 1812
the Diwan Firoz Khan was murdered
by his Sindi guards ; his son, Diwan
Fateh Singh, was reinstated by British
troops under General Holmes, but was
ultimately removed from the chief ship
for maladministration. The late Diwan
Zorawar Khan was granted the addi-
tional title of " His Excellency " ; he
succeeded to the gadi in 1854, and
dying in 1877 was succeeded by his
son, the present Diwan. The family
banner is crimson, with a bordure vert .
The area of the State is 3150 square
miles, with a population of 236,461,
chiefly Hindus, but including 27,256
Muhammadans. His Highness the
Diwan maintains a military force of
294 cavalry, 697 infantry, and 80 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns.
Created a Knight Commander of the
Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire, January 2, 1893 ; and a Knight
Grand Commander, January 1, 1898.
Residence : Palanpur, Bombay.

PALASNI, Thakur Indra Singhji, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1885. Succeeded
the late Thdkur Jitsinghji on Sep-
tember 28, 1896. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family. The area of the
State, which is tributary to Baroda, is
about 6 square miles. Residence:
Palasni, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

PALASVIHIR, Naik Nawsa walad
FIRIA, Chief of. A ruling chief ; b.
1830. Belongs to a Bhil (aboriginal



tribe) family. The area of the State,
which is one of the Dang States of
Khandesh, is about 2 square miles ;
its population about 220, chiefly Bhils.
Residence : Palasvihir, Khandesh,
Bombay.

PALDE0, Rao Chaube Anradh Singh,
Jdgirddr of. A ruling chief ; b.
October 18, 1837. Succeeded to the
gadi April 2, 1874. Belongs to the
Chaube Brahman family, known as
the "Kalinjar Chaube Jagirdars," of
whom there are now four ruling chiefs
— those of Paldeo, Taraon, Bhaisaunda,
and Pahra (q.v.). Descended from
Chaube Ram Krishna, who was kildddr
(Governor of the Fortress) of the
ancient and famous fort of Kalinjar
under the Chief of Panna. His sons
successfully defended the fort against
Ali Bahadur, who died in the attempt
to take it. At a later period the
family held the fort for some time
against British troops ; but ultimately
they came to terms, and received
Kalinjar and some territory around it
as &jdgir. Subsequently the Govern-
ment resumed the fort of Kalinjar,
giving the four brothers of the Chaube
family the four States named above,
as feudatory jdgirs, in exchange. Thus
Baldeo Singh became the first Jagirdar
of Paldeo, and his son, Dariao Singh,
received a sanad from the British
Government. The present Jagirdar is
fifth in descent from him ; and at the
Imperial Assemblage of Delhi in
January 1877, on the occasion of the
Proclamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India, he re-
ceived the title of Rao as a personal
distinction. The area of the State is
28 square miles ; its population is 8824,
chiefly Hindus. The Rao maintains
a military force of 10 cavalry, 200
infantry, and 3 guns. Residence :
Paldeo, Bundelkhand, Central India.

PALGHAT IYYENAR KTJTTI PHLAI
CHINNASWAMI PILLAI, Rao Baha-
dur. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence: Palghat, Malabar,
Madras.

PALI, Rao of. See Hamir Singh .

PALITANA, Thakur Saheb Sir Man-
singhji Sursinghji, K. C.S.I. , Thdkur
of. A ruling chief; b. 1863. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi November 24, 1885.
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Rajputs as that of His Highness the
Maharaja of Bhaunagar; descended
from ancestors who were driven out
of Marwar in Rajputana by the
Rahtors in the 12th century. The
late Thakur Saheb Sursinghji suc-
ceeded to the gadi on June 1, 1860,
and dying in 1885, was succeeded by
his eldest son, the present Thakur.
The State is famous for the greatest
of all the sacred hills of the Jains,
Satrunjaya, which is covered with a
large number of magnificent Jain
temples. The area of the State is
289 square miles; its population is
49,271, chiefly Hindus, but including
3581 Muhammadans. The Thakur
Saheb was created a Knight Com-
mander of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India on January 1, 1896.
He maintains a military force of 74
cavalry, 401 infantry, and 7 guns, and
is entitled to a salute of 9 guns.
Residence : Palitana, Kathiawar,
Bombay.

PALLANJI. tittPtianjL

PAIXI CHENTSAL RAO PANTULU,
CLE. See Chentsal.

PALLONJI. See Palanji.

PAMAKHERI, Thakur of. See Janki.

PAMPAPATI SASTRIYAR, Ganka-
lapur, Rao Bahadur. The title was
conferred on June 3, 1893. Residence :
Cuddapah, Madras.

PAN BYTJ, Maung, Myook, Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. This
Burmese title (see Introduction) was
conferred on May 30, 1891 . Residence :
Ye-u, Burma.

PANANJERI CALAPPA ANANTA
CHARLTJ, Rao Bahadur. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Bellary, Madras.

PANAPPAKKAM ANANDA CHARLTJ,
CLE. See Ananda Charlu.

PANCHAM SINGH, Rao; b. May 31,
1860. The title is hereditary. Be-
longs to a Bundela Rajput family;
descended from Partabju, who in early
times founded the village of Swasa in
Panwari, and obtained from the Raja
Jagat Raj of Jaitpur (son of the
Bundela Maharaja Chhatarsal — see
A jaigarh) a grant of the village with
the title of Rao. The Rao has a I
son and heir, named Bhopal Singh. I



Residence: Swasa, Panwari, Hamirpur,
North-Western Provinces.

PANCHANPTJR, Rao of. See Raghunath

Singh.
PANDARIA, Tlidkur of. See Lai Rag-

huraj Singh.

PANDE, Deo Datt, R«i Bahadur. See
Deo.

PANDE HANUMAN PARSHAD, Rai

Bahadur. See Hanuman.

PANDIT.— A prefix.

PANDURANG RAO TANTIA GORE,

Rai Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on January 1, 1878.
Residence: Dewas, Central India.

PANDURANGI KODANDA RAO PAN-
TULU, Rao Bahadur. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1898. Resi-
dence : Vizagapatam, Madras.

PANGANUR, Sugatur Yimmidi Sankara
Payal Yesunath, Bahadur, CLE.,
Zaminddr of; h. January 1, 1830.
Succeeded as Zaminddr of Panganur
on July 6, 1847. His ancestor in the
15th century held the village of
Sugatur under the Rajas of Vijaya-
nagar. Later on the family founded
the town of Kolar in Mysore, now
famous for its gold mines, and acquired
considerable territory in that neigh-
bourhood. In the 16th century two
brothers divided the estates between
them; and by this partition the an-
cestor of the present Zaminddr acquired
Kolar and Sugatur. Later on the
family extended its influence in the
direction of Cuddapah (Kadapa), and
Panganur was seized and fortified, and
this and other acquisitions were held
under the Nawabs of Cuddapah. In
1757 a.d. the Mahrattas overran the
Zaminddri, half of which was ceded
to them. The Zaminddr subsequently
became subject to Haidar Ali of My-
sore, and passed under British control
on the conquest of that dynasty. The
Zaminddr has two sons — Ra je Sugatur
Yimmidi Vira Basavanna Payal Ye-
sunath Bahadur Varu, and Raje
Sugatur Yimmidi Kumara Chikkara
Payal Yesunath Bahadur Varu. The
family banner bears the device of a
bull. The Zaminddr was created a
Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire on
January 1,1884. Residence: Panganur,
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PANJAB SINGH (of Dhandhowal),
Sarddr. The title is hereditary. The
Sardar is brother of Sardar Partab
Singh of Dhandhowal (q.v.) ; belongs to
a Jat family of Sikhs, whose founder,
Sardar Man Singh, conquered territory
on both sides of the Sutlej in the year
1759 a.d. His son, Sardar Joga Singh,
was succeeded in turn by his son,
Sardar Chanda Singh, the father of
the Sardars Partab Singh, Panjab
Singh, and Sher Singh, all of Dhandho-
wal. Residence: Dhandhowal, Hoshiar-
pur, Punjab.

PANNA, His Highness Maharaja Ma-
hindra Sir Rudra Pratap Singh Ma-
hindra Bahadur, K.C.S.I., Mahdrdjd
of. A ruling chief ; b. July 10, 1848.
Succeeded to the gadi June 9, 1870.
Belongs to the great Bundela Rajput
family, of which His Highness the
Maharaja of Orchha (g.v.) is the senior
representative, and of which junior
branches are the ruling families in
Datia, Garrauli, Lughasi (q.v.), and
many other States in Bundelkhand,
which Province takes its name from
this clan. The Panna House is de-
scended from Udyajit, younger son of
Rudra Partab, the Bundela founder
of the Orchha State. Udyajit's grand-
son, Champat Rai, made himself in-
dependent both of Orchha and of the
Musalmans ; and his son the Maharaja
Chhatrasal, acquired very extensive
dominions in Eastern and Northern
Bundelkhand. His eldest son, Hardi
Sah, became Chief of Panna, while his
second son was the ancestor of the
Chiefs of Ajaigarh, Charkhari, Bija-
war, and Sarila ; his third son was the
ancestor of the Jigni family, and his
fourth son the ancestor of the Jasu
Chiefs. Hardi Sah's son was named
Sobha Singh, and under his rule and
that of his two successors the power
and extent of the State were di-
minished by frequent wars, and the
setting-up of independent chieftain-
ships within its borders. The great-
grandson of Sobha Singh was named
Kishor Singh, and he obtained a sanad
from the British Government in 1807.
The late Maharaja rendered valuable
services during the Mutiny of 1857,
in reward for which he obtained a
hand pome khilat, the privilege of
adoption, and a personal salute of 13
guns. The present Mah&raja succeeded



in 1870, and in 1876 was invested with
the insignia of a Knight Commander
of the Most Exalted Order of the Star
of India by His Royal Highness the
Prince of Wales. The area of the
State is 2568 square miles ; its popu-
lation is 227,306, chiefly Hindus, but
including 5989 Muhammadans and
16,690 belonging to various aboriginal
tribes. It is famous as producing the
largest supply of diamonds of any
district in India in modern times. His
Highness maintains a military force of
165 cavalry, 1157 infantry, 36 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 13 guns
(including 2 guns personal). Resi-
dence: Panna, Bundelkhand, Central
India.



PANNA IAL, Mehta, CLE., Rai, His
Excellency. Prime Minister of Udai-
pur ; b. August 1843. The title of Rai
was conferred on January 1, 1877, as
a personal distinction, on the occasion
of the Proclamation of Her Most
Gracious Majesty as Empress of India.
The title of "His Excellency" is
the courtesy title of the Rai as Prime
Minister of the State of Udaipur,
Rajputana. Belongs to a family that
long occupied a position of influence
in Bikanir, Rajputana, and that first
acquired the designation of " Mehta "
from an ancestor, Kuram Chand be-
coming some centuries ago Prime
Minister of the State of Bikanir.
Kuram Chand, Mehta, also received a
jdgir and honours from the Emperor
of Delhi. Towards the end of the
16th century a grandson of Kuram
Chand, Mehta, moved to Udaipur, and
settled there; and his descendants,
Agarji Mehta and Hunsraji Mehta,
rose to high office under the Maharana
Ari Singhji in 1762 a.d., receiving
charge of the fort and the district of
Mandalgarh in Mewar. Three of the
descendants of Agarji Mehta have
been Prime Ministers of Udaipur be-
fore the present Rai, namely, Devi
Chand, Sher Singh, and Gokul Chand.
The Mehta Murali Dhar, father of the
Rai, died in 1886. The Rai was
created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
in 1887. In 1858 he married the
daughter of Rai Chhagan Lai, and
has issue, a son and heir, Kunwar
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educated at the Ajmir College. Resi-
dence : TJdaipur, Rajputana.

PANTH HPLODA, Narayan Rao Ja-
nardhan, Chief of. A ruling chief;
b. 1869, Succeeded to the gadi in
1887. Belongs to a Deccan Brahman
family, and is a co-sharer in the Chief-
ship of tlis State with Pandit Gopal
Rao Narajan. The population of the
State is 4086, chiefly Hindus. Resi-
dence: Panfch Piploda, Western Malwa,
Central Inda.

PANTH PIPLODA, Pandit Gopal Rao
Narayan, Oiief of. A ruling chief ;
b. 1838. Sieceeded to the gadi as a
minor in 1840. Belongs to a Deccan
Brahman family, and is a co-sharer in
the Chiefslip of this State with
Narayan Rao Janardhan. The popu-
lation of tie State is 4086, chiefly
Hindus. Residence: Panth Piploda,
Western Milwa, Central India.

PARAN CHANDRA BOSE, Rai Bahd-
dw\ Has rendered good service as
Hmorary Magistrate of the Manik-
tala Municipal Bench in the Twenty-
Pirganas. Received the title as a
personal distinction, May 25, 1892.
Residence : Calcutta.

P/RAPANAD, Valiya Rdjd of. See
Raja Raja Varma Raja, Rdjd.

P1RASPUR, Rdni of. See Janki.

IARATJR, Rdjd of. SeeTh&knr Narayan
Singh.

PARBAL PARTAB SINGH (of Malha-
jini), Rdjd; b. August 20, 1867. The
title is hereditary. The Raja is Chief
of the Parihar clan of Rajputs; de-
scended from Mahip Singh, who came
from Jagni near Mahoba, and settled
in the district of Etawah about
seventy-five years ago. The Parihars
are a small clan of Rajputs, occupying
the lands between the rivers Kuari
and Chambal, which under the name
Parihara formed a portion of Sarkar
Trichh in the time of the Emperor
Akbar. They were notorious for their
lawless character, and for harbouring
gangs of Thags and Dakaits. Their
great ancestor was Bilan Deo, from
whom the seventh in descent was
Nahar Deo. On the defeat of Anang
Pal of Delhi in the 11th century the
Chief of the Parihars, Sumit Rai, fled
to the wild region of the Panchnadi
and colonized it, giving it the name



Parihara. Raja Mahipat Singh, who
died about 1857, was succeeded by his
son, Raja Bijai Singh, who married
a daughter of the Raja, of Bhinga.
He died in 1867, and was succeeded
by his son, the present Raja, then a
minor, the estate being under the
Court of Wards till 1888. The Raja
was educated at the Etawah High
• School. He married the second daugh-
ter of the Raja Sheopal Singh (q.v.)
of Murarmau, in the Rai Bareli district
of Oudh, the Chief of the Bais Tilok-
chandi clan. The title of Raja was
recognized as hereditary in 1889. Re-
sidence: Malhajini, Etawah, North-
western Provinces.

PARBHTJDAS KISHANDAS MODI, Rao
Bahadur ; b. October 4, 1831. The
title was conferred on June 26, 1884,
as a personal distinction, for long and
meritorious service in the Government
Service, in which he attained to the
rank of Acting Assistant Accountant-
General of Bombay. He entered the
Service in April 1851, and retired with
a good-service pension in April 1888,
having greatly distinguished himself.
The Rao Bahadur has been thrice
married — (1) in March 1848, to Jam-
nabai, daughter of Kasidas Ramdas,
Esq., of Surat ; she died in 1859 : (2)
in February 1865, to Jamnabai, daugh-
ter of Gaurdhandas Premanand, Esq.,
of Baroda; she died in 1877: (3) in
March 1878, to Prankorbai, daughter
of Vithaldas Farukhsiyardas, Esq.,
of Dharangaon, Khandesh. The Rao
Bahadur has adopted (in May 1866)
a son, named Nagindas Parbhudas
Kishandas Modi, born in 1878. The
Rao Bahadur belongs to a Jadavbansi
Hallai Bhattia family, and was edu-
cated at Surat. He was appointed a
Justice of the Peace for Bombay in
1890. Residence: Bombay.

PARDUMAN SINGH (of Ramgarh),
Mian Sarddr Bahadur. The title is
hereditary, the Mian being the eldest
son of Sardar Ran jit Singh of Ramgarh
in the Ambala district. Belongs to a
Rajput family, claiming immediate
descent from the Rajas of Kahlur
(q.v.) or Bilaspur. Rajd Singar Chand,
Raja of Bilaspur, had two sons, the
elder of whom, Megh Chand, inherited
his father's Raj, while the younger,
Kalal Chand, was the ancestor of the
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from him was Surat Singh, whose son,
Khusal Singh, with three brothers,
joined the N&han R&jd in making
large conquests, out of which they
were permitted to retain Ramgarh.
The three brothers died without issue.
Khusal Singh built a fort at Ram-
garh, and his two sons, the Sardars
Maldeo Singh and Narayan Das
Singh, on his death divided his lands
between them. One of the grandsons
of Sard&r Maldeo Singh was Sard&r
Ranjit Singh of Ramgarh, who was
a jdgirddr Magistrate in the Amb&la
district, and father of Mian Parduman
Singh. The Mian received the per-
sonal title of Sardar Bahadur on
May 25, 1895. Residence: R&mgarh,
Amb&la, Punjab.

PARENDA, Rdjd of. See Sheopras&d
Singh.

PARHAT, Rani of. See Dharmr&j Kun-
war.

PARIKUD, Rdjd of. See Gaur Chander.

PARKHALI, Sarddr of. See Sheonara-
yan Singh.

PARMANAND. See also Kunwdr Per-
manand.

PARMANAND, Bakhshi, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1895. Residence : Sagri, Punjab.

PARON, Raja Gajandhar Singh, Rdjd
of. A ruling chief; b. 1869. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi as a minor
December 31, 1882. Belongs to the
illustrious family of the Chiefs of
the great Kachhw&ha clan of Rajputs,
from which springs the family of His
Highness the Maharajd of Jaipur,
claiming descent from the second son
of the legendary Solar hero, Rama,
and from the ancient Hindu Emperors
of Ajudhya of the Surjya Vansa or
Solar dynasty. According to the Raj-
put chronicles the seventy-second in
descent from Rama was the Raja
Nala, the hero of the famous Sanskrit
poem of Ndla and Ddmdydnti, who
migrated westward (possibly in the
3rd century), and founded the city of
Narwar and the kingdom (renowned
in classical story) of Nishidha. One
of the sons of Sora Singh, Thakur of
Narwar, thirty-third in descent from
Raja Nala, was Dhola Rai, who became
the founder of the great State of



Dhundar in Rajputana, betcer known
as Jaipur. The Kachhwaha Thakurs
of Narw&r, however, with an experi-
ence probably unique in Indian history,
seemed to have continued in possession
of that place from the semi-legendary
times of the Rajd Ndla, through all
the vicissitudes of the Hindu, Pathan,
and Mughal periods of lomination,
right down to the time cf the Mah-
rattas. At the commencement of the
present century the Thikur Madhu
Singh, of the line of Mia, was still
in possession of Narwa.% his family
having held it during tie lapse of at
least fifteen centuries. But at last



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