Jammu and Kashmir (princely state)
Princely State of Kashmir and Jammu
|Common languages||Kashmiri (Koshur), Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu), Dogri, Ladakhi, Balti, Shina, and others|
|Religion||Hinduism (state religion), Islam (majority), Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism|
• 16 March 1846 – 30 June 1857
|Gulab Singh (first)|
• 23 September 1925 – 17 November 1952
|Hari Singh (last)|
• Princely state established
|22 October 1947|
• Accession to the Indian Union
|26–27 October 1947|
• Ceasefire (cession of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan)
|1 January 1949|
• Constitutional state of India
|17 November 1952|
|85,885 sq mi (222,440 km2)|
|Today part of||India (Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh) |
Pakistan (Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan)
China (Aksai Chin, Trans-Karakoram Tract)
Jammu and Kashmir, officially known as the Princely State of Kashmir and Jammu, was a princely state during the Company rule from 1846 to 1858 as well as the British Raj in India from 1858 to 1952. The princely state was created after the First Anglo-Sikh War, from the territories that had earlier been in the Sikh Empire. After the Partition of India in 1947, roughly a third of the state came under Pakistani control, and the rest remains disputed under Indian control. The India–Pakistan dispute regarding the accession remains unresolved.
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According to the census reports of 1911, 1921 and 1931, the administration was organised as follows:
- Jammu province: Districts of Jammu, Jasrota (Kathua), Udhampur, Reasi and Mirpur.
- Kashmir province: Districts of Kashmir South (Anantnag), Kashmir North (Baramulla) and Muzaffarabad.
- Frontier districts: Wazarats of Ladakh and Gilgit.
- Internal jagirs: Poonch, Bhaderwah and Chenani.
In the 1941 census, further details of the frontier districts were given:
- Ladakh wazarat: Tehsils of Leh, Skardu and Kargil.
- Gilgit wazarat: Tehsils of Gilgit and Astore
- Frontier illaqas: (under the Gilgit Agency) Punial, Ishkoman, Yasin, Kuh-Ghizer, Hunza, Nagar, Chilas.
Prime Ministers (Jammu & Kashmir)
|#||Name||Took Office||Left Office|
|1||Raja Sir Daljit Singh||1917||1921|
|2||Raja Hari Singh||1925||1927|
|3||Sir Albion Banerjee||January 1927||March 1929|
|4||G. E. C. Wakefield||1929||1931|
|5||Hari Krishan Kaul||1931||1932|
|6||Elliot James Dowell Colvin||1932||1936|
|7||Sir Barjor J. Dalal||1936||1936|
|8||Sir N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar||1937||July 1943|
|9||Kailash Narain Haksar||July 1943||February 1944|
|10||Sir B. N. Rau||February 1944||28 June 1945|
|11||Ram Chandra Kak||28 June 1945||11 August 1947|
|12||Janak Singh||11 August 1947||15 October 1947|
|13||Mehr Chand Mahajan||15 October 1947||5 March 1948|
|14||Sheikh Abdullah||5 March 1948||8 August 1953|
- List of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir (princely state)
- Tehreek-e-Azaadi Jammu and Kashmir
- Revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir
- Dogra dynasty
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This article incorporates text from the Imperial Gazetteer of India, a publication now in the public domain.