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In Ludhiana district, another revolutionary was born in the village of Sarabha. Sardar Kartar Singh Sarabha was a talented student who went to the USA to study chemistry. Disturbed by the discrimination against non-whites, he turned into a strong anti-racism activist and an ardent nationalist. He joined the Ghadar movement and used to bring out the’ Ghadar’ newspaper in San Francisco. Continue reading »

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Nabha – The seat of the Phulkian Royals

From historical evidence, Maharaja Hamir Singh founded the Phulkian state in 1755 and took over the forts at Sangrur, Bhadson (approximately 20 km north-east from the centre of Nabha town) and Amloh. The foundations of the Nabha Quila complex were laid around 1760. It was during the time of Maharaja Hamir Singh, who is said to have established his capital at Nabha in 1763 that settlements started agglomerating at the edge of the Quila complex. During Maharaja Jaswant Singh’s rule (1790-1810) the town was fortified with five gates and development activities picked up Continue reading »

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Once a flourishing trade centre at the time of partition, today Jaijon is a ghost town in Hoshiarpur district; most of its former residents have migrated to other areas and many of the houses of the time lying in ruins.

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