Sawai (title)

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Sawai is a title of honor used in the Indian subcontinent, the word having its root in either Sanskrit language.

Sawai literally means a quarter over one (1+1/4) in strength and / or intelligence.[1] In other words it means - one and a quarter of an average man in worth.[2][3]

Holders of Sawai title[edit]

  • Pratap Singh ruler of Orchha from 1874–1930, was given the title of Sawai in his lifetime and title became hereditary for rulers of Orchha.[9]
  • Manan bhatia (GLC) of Rajasthan is ponhe which is a little less than sawai and dedh


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  2. ^ a b Untitled by Prakash Talwar. p. 49.
  3. ^ Social Sci. (History) 7 (Rev.) By Consulting Editor - KV Nandini Reddy. p. 97.
  4. ^ Gajrani, S. (1 January 2004). History, Religion and Culture of India. Gyan Publishing House. ISBN 9788182050624.
  5. ^ Thorpe, Showick Thorpe Edgar (1 January 2009). The Pearson General Studies Manual 2009, 1/e. Pearson Education India. ISBN 9788131721339.
  6. ^ Sarkar, Jadunath (1984, reprint 1994) A History of Jaipur, New Delhi: Orient Longman, ISBN 81-250-0333-9, p.171
  7. ^ "cutch5". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  8. ^ "AJAIGARH". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  9. ^ "ORCHHA". Retrieved 7 May 2016.