Malerkotla (princely state)

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Malerkotla, a Muslim majority state was established in 1454 A.D. by Sheikh Sadruddin-i-Jahan from Afghanistan,[1] and was ruled by his Sherwani (tribe) descendents. The State of Malerkotla was established in 1657 A.D.[2] 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.[1][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Goyal, Sushil (August 19, 2006). "'Malerkotla has Guru's blessings'". The Tribune. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. Venkatesh, Karthik (16 January 2016). "Malerkotla, Where Tolerance is a Way of Life". The Wire. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. "BRIEF HISTORY OF MALERKOTLA". malerkotla.com. 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.