Queen Abhayeswari: The benevolent ruler of Bijni Raj Dynasty

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 4 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Rajasree Das
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Rajasree Das, "Queen Abhayeswari: The benevolent ruler of Bijni Raj Dynasty," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 4,  no. 3, pp. 1-4, 2017. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942703/IJHSS-V4I3P101


 Queen Abhayeswari Devi was one of the benevolent rulers of Bijni Raj Estate. She got the opportunity to rule over the Bijni Raj Estate after the death of her husband, king Kumudnarayan. The Bijni Raj Estate was the largest Zamindary Estate of undivided Goalpara district of Assam. The founder of the Bijni ruling dynasty, Bijit Narayan also known as Chandranarayan was a descendent of the Koch Royal family. The Bijni Ruling Dynasty established by Bijit Narayan in 1671, came to an end in 1956 after abolition of the zamindary by the government of Assam. Till that time many rulers ruled over the Bijni Raj Estate. Queen Abhayeswari Devi was one of them. She was the only ruler of Bijni Raj Estate who was honoured by the British administration by offering the Kaizer-i-Hind gold medal. Queen Abhayeswari in her tenure adopted a series of measures for the spread of education in Bijni Raj Estate. She established many schools, Sanskrit tols and other centres of learning for both boys and girls. Queen Abhayeswari introduced in her kingdom the Dhap Salami system which lateron proved to be a very good medium for maintaining cordial relation between the rulers and the subjects.


Queen Abhayeswari Devi, Contribution, Bijni Raj Estate, Benevolent ruler.


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