The Advent of Dogras Rule in Kashmir and Initial Approach to Agriculture
Sheikh SA* and Gill BG
Department of history, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Pb), India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sheikh SA
Department of history
Guru Nanak Dev University
Amritsar (Pb), India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 19, 2016; Accepted date: April 25, 2016; Published date: April 29, 2016
Citation: Sheikh SA, Gill BG (2016) The Advent of Dogras Rule in Kashmir and Initial Approach to Agriculture. Arts Social Sci J 7: 180. doi: 10.4172/2151-6200.1000180
Copyright: © 2016 Sheikh SA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Maharaja Gulab Singh built up the State of Jammu and Kashmir on the ruins of the Sikh Kingdom. The Kashmir valley came under Gulab Singh with the ominous terms of the treaty of Amritsar signed between the British and Maharajah Gulab Singh of Jammu in 16 March 1846. He worked very hard to acquire territory and he succeeded in consolidating his gains. He got handed down the system of the government from the Sikh governor, Sheikh-Imamud- din. Good or bad he taken the administrative system and he customized it here and there to safe his own ends. The few reforms that he introduced to recognize the shawl industry, He recognized the revenue and police administration of the valley into four wazarats or districts. Experienced and trusted law officials were placed incharge of key department like the Audits and Accounts, the Dagshawl, commissariate and police. The Maharaja in order to relive the peasants of serious injustice undertook the reform of the beggar system. An officer was appointed to take charge of this work. Another important reform undertaken by the Maharaja was the rationing of rice in the valley (Kashmir). Owing to its extreme inaccessibility and the undoable difficulties of weighty transport, was always liable to sudden famines owing either to failure of the rice crops or the cornering of the grain market. In order to meet this situation the Maharaja established a rigid monopoly of rice and had it sold at a fixed price to the people.