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Panchkot Raj

Panchkot Raj,also known as Panchkot Zamindari or Kashipur Raj, was a family of Zamindars who ruled in the western fringe areas of Present-day West Bengal,India and some adjacent areas in present-day Jharkhand.

Panchkot Raj

c.17 Century C-1954 CE

 Capital                                 Garh Panchkot

 Common Languages                      Bengali,Hindi

  Religion                                      Hinduism

   Raja (King or Chief)

  • Unknown                               Maharaja Damodar Sekhar Deo


  • Established                              c 17th century CE
  • Disestablished                           1954 CE

 Today Part Of                                          Jharkhand,West Bengal,India

Panchkot Raj


According to the legends,While Raja Jagat Deo was going for pilgrimage in Puri from his Kingdom in dhar in modern Madhya Pradesh, his wife gave birth to a son while camping at Jhalda,currently in Purulia district.The king’s entourage believed the child had been born dead,and left him there.Later the child was found by seven local peoples and was named Damodar Sekhar.It was Damodar Sekhar who Established the Panchkot Royal dynasty in the 17th Century.

After the independence of India,the Indian Parliament subjected the right to property to certain restrictions and states began to initiate aggressive agrarian refroms by passing laws that abolished the Zamindari system.This led the family to sue at the Supreme 1951 a bench of five judges unanimously ruled in favor of the government.


Zamindar Of Panckot Raj