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Tonk
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, a former Native State of British India, when three of its component districts fell within Rād̲j̲pūtānā and three in Central India, with its centre in the town of the same name (lat. 26° 10’ N., long 75° 50’ E.). The former Tonk State is now a District of Rād̲j̲āst̲h̲ān in the Indian Union.

Tonk was founded by Amīr K̲h̲ān (d. 1834 [q.v.]), a Pathan from Bunēr who rose, first in the service of the Rohillas [q.v.] and then in the army of D̲j̲aswant Singh Holkar (1798). He submitted to the British in 1817. During the Sepoy Mutiny, his son Wazīr Muḥammad K̲h̲ān remained lo…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Tonk”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7585>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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