Malerkotla (princely state)
Malerkotla, a Muslim majority state was established in 1454 A.D. by Sheikh Sadruddin-i-Jahan from Afghanistan, and was ruled by his Sherwani (tribe) descendents. The State of Malerkotla was established in 1657 A.D. During the 1947 riots when Punjab was in flames, the State of Malerkotla did not witness a single incident of violence; through it all, it remained a lone island of peace.
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- Goyal, Sushil (August 19, 2006). "'Malerkotla has Guru's blessings'". The Tribune. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- Venkatesh, Karthik (16 January 2016). "Malerkotla, Where Tolerance is a Way of Life". The Wire. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- "BRIEF HISTORY OF MALERKOTLA". malerkotla.com. 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.