BG343 - The Maharaja of Farikdot's Elephant from Beau Geste

Beau Geste

BG343

BG343 - The Maharaja of Farikdot's Elephant from Beau Geste
 
This wonderful set comprises the state elephant with Mahout, Maharaja and retainer
Faridkot State, with its capital at Faridkot, was a Princely state in Punjab region, it was one of the Cis-Sutlej states. The state was established in 1763, ruled by a Jatt Sikh Brar dynasty and was an offspring of Kotkapura. Faridkot was occupied by Ranjit Singh of Sikh Empire in 1803 but had to be returned to the former rulers in 1807 on the behest of the British in 1809.
Faridkot came under British suzerainty when ancestral lands confiscated by the ruler of Nabha were returned in 1846 after the First Sikh War of 1845/1846 as well as for services rendered to the British Raj in administering the Punjab.
For the support in overcoming the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the ruler of Faridkot was accorded a 11-gun salute as per the rules of precedence in the Imperial Durbar


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