Jaijon

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This article has been extracted from

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.

OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts. Some units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

Jaijon

Ancient town in the Garhshankar tahsil of Hoshiarpur District, Punjab, situated in 31° 21' N. and 76° 13' E., on the outer edge of the Siwaliks, 10 miles north of Garhshankar town. Popu- lation (1901), 2,705. 'i"h(jugh now of small imporlancr. il was in early days the seat of the Jaswal Rajas. Raja Ram Singh first took up his residence here ; and the fort which commanded the pass in the hills is said to have been constructed in 1701, and to have been taken by Ranjit Singh in 18 15. It was dismantled by the British Government at annexation. The ruins of the palaces of the Jaswal Rajas are still visible above the town. The place was till lately an emporium of trade, second only to Hoshiarpur ; and even now a good deal of cloth, both country and English, passes through towards the hills, while hill produce, such as rice, turmeric, &c., passes down to the plains.

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