Treaty of Amritsar, 1846

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This article is about the 1846 treaty. For the 1809 treaty, see Treaty of Amritsar, 1809.

The Treaty of Amritsar, signed on March 16, 1846, formalised the arrangements in the Treaty of Lahore between the British East India Company and Maharaja Gulab Singh Dogra after the First Anglo-Sikh War.[1] By Article 1 of the treaty, Gulab Singh acquired "all the hilly or mountainous country with its dependencies situated to the eastward of the River Indus and the westward of the River Ravi including Chamba and excluding Lahul, being part of the territories ceded to the British Government by the Lahore State according to the provisions of Article IV of the Treaty of Lahore, dated 9th March, 1846." Under Article 3, Gulab Singh was to pay 75 lakhs (7.5 million) of Nanak Shahi rupees (the ruling currency of Punjab) to the British Government, along with other annual tributes.[1] The Treaty of Amritsar marked the beginning of Dogra rule in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Kashmir Legal Documents Treaty of Amritsar
  2. ^ Rai, Mridu (2004). Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects: Islam, Rights, and the History of Kashmir. Princeton University Press. pp. 27, 133. ISBN 0-691-11688-1. 

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