Fateh Singh Sinsinwar

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Fateh Singh Sinsinwar (फतेहसिंह), son of Raja Ram of Sinsini, was a Jat Chieftain of Sinsinwar clan from Bharatpur state. Thakur Fateh Singh was the most powerful person and he founded 05 villages in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan.


Dr Girish Chandra Dwivedi[1] writes that The Mughal-Rajput combine assaulted the fort (end of January, 1690) after 3 hours of fierce fighting. The determined Jats sold their lives dearly. One thousand five hundred of them perished or were wounded, while on the other side 200 Mughals and 700 Rajputs were killed or wounded. Of the remaining defenders, some were captured (along with Jorawar Singh and killed while the others fled. The emperor learnt of the fall of Sinsini on 15th February, 1690 from the letters of the newswriters.[2] Jorawar Singh, his wife and children having been imprisoned were first taken to Mathura and finally presented to Aurangzeb in the Deccan. They were brutally slain and their limbs thrown to dogs. [3] The fall of Sinsini fulfilled the cherished desire of both the Mughals and Bishan Singh. On the other hand it obviously caused a great setback to the Jats. Among the notables Fatef Singh of Sinsini and Churaman managed to escape. [4]

Getting sceptical about his capabilities the Jats discarded Raja Ram's son and heir Fateh Singh[5][6]in favour of Raja Ram's cousin, Churaman II, who was unquestionably more capable than Fateh Singh as leader of Jats. We learn from Ahkam-i-Alamgiri that Fateh Singh later fell somehow into the hands of the Mughals. At first kept at Lahore, he was afterwards taken to Agra. Aurangzeb seduced him to embrace Islam by promising to set him free and also to reward him with a suitable mansab. Failing that, Fateh Singh was ordered to be vigilantly kept in prison as before.[7] We have already noted that Bhao Singh[8] had died earlier and Jorawar Singh was killed after the fall of Sinsini (1691). The aged Bhajja Singh also seems to have perished. The disappearance of these prominent Sinsinwars from the scene must have also faciliated the emeregnce of Churaman II as the supreme leader.

Villages founded by sons of Fateh Singh

Fateh Singh Sinsinwar was younger son of Jat leader Raja Ram Zamindar of Sinsini. Fateh Singh had five wives, whose sons founded different villages as shown below. [9]

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  1. The Jats - Their Role in the Mughal Empire/Chapter II,pp.44-45
  2. Fatuhat, 136a-137a; Maasir, 334 (differing in details); cf. Kamwar, II, 231; Ganga Singh, op.cit., 58;
  3. Qanungo, Diggi, 97, quoted by U.N. Sharma, Itihas, I, 142, also see 139ff
  4. J. Records, Sarkars's coll, IX, 356
  5. Muttra Gazetteer (Drake-Brockman: 191 I), 197; Also Ganga Singh, op.cil., p. 64.
  6. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter VIII (Page 641)
  7. Ahkam (Pers. Ms.), II, 206a-206b.
  8. Wendel, Memoires des Jats, (Fr. Ms., 12)
  9. Jat Samaj, Agra, October-November 2005

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