Jaswant Singh II
He acceded to the throne of Jodhpur in 1873 upon death of his father, Takhat Singh,
The reign of Jaswant Singh II was marked with remarkable prosperity and reforms and development works. He established Courts of Justice, introduced system of revenue settlement and re=organizing all the state departments. Further, he developed infrastructure of the state by introducing telegraphs, railways (Jodhpur State Railway), and developing roads. He formed Imperial Service Cavalry Crops, which later rendered active service in European War. He was honored and created the Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India in 1875.
Swami Dayananda incident
Jawant Singh had invited Swami Dayananda as he was influenced by his ideas. But the tragedy occurred that Dawayanda was poisoned on 29th September 1883, when he was the royal guest of Jaswant Singh II by Dayananda's own cook, who had conspired with a court dancer. Maharaja was quick to arrange services of doctor and arranged for Swamiji to be sent to Mount Abu upon advice of Residency.
Maharaja Takht Singh
|Kunwar of Ahmednagar
|none,state ceded to Idar|
Maharaja Takht Singh
|Rulers of Marwar (Jodhpur)
The Rathore Dynasty
Maharaja Sardar Singh
- The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical Dictionary of the ... By Sir Roper Lethbridge:pp 218
- Sir William Wilson Hunter, Imperial gazetteer of India, Volume 21, Page 34
- Nirmal Upadhyaya, The administration of Jodhpur State, 1800-1947 A.D.
- Indian States: A Biographical, Historical, and Administrative Survey edited by Arnold Wright, 1922:pp 200.
- London Gazette, 31 December 1875
- World Perspectives on Swami Dayananda Saraswati By Gaṅgā Rām Garg :pp 96-98
- The Indian Encyclopaedia: Indo-Pak War-Kamla Karri by Subodh Kapoor - 2002 - Page 3755 Jasvvant Thada, Close to the fort complex lies this white marble cenotaph, built in 1899, in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur's rulers are, also, to be seen at Jaswant Thada.