Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer

(jəsäl`mər), former principality, Rajasthan state, NW India. Its terrain is largely a sandy or stony waste and constitutes a section of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer was brought under the Mughal empire by AkbarAkbar
, 1542–1605, Mughal emperor of India (1556–1605); son of Humayun, grandson of Babur. He succeeded to the throne under a regent, Bairam Khan, who rendered loyal service in expanding and consolidating the Mughal domains before he was summarily dismissed (1560) by
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 in 1570. It became a British protectorate in 1818. In 1949 the region was incorporated into Rajasthan state. The town of Jaisalmer was the capital of the former state. Now a rail terminus and strategic military post close to the Pakistan border, the town is noted for its massive yellow sandstone fort.
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Ranjitsinhji, the maharaja who became a cricketing legend, and a 1950 album documenting the royal visit of Maharaja Jivaji Rao Scindia of Gwalior to Nepal for the wedding of a son of the maharaja of Jaisalmer with the daughter of one of the Ranas.
204--5, the marriage of Sharad Shamsher's daughter to a son of the Maharaja of Jaisalmer is variously placed in April 1950, October 1950 Coy implication) and also in 1951