Dictionary of Indian Biography/Indore, Malhar Rao Holkar, Maharaja of

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INDORE, MALHAR RAO HOLKAR, MAHARAJA OF (1805–1833)

Son of Jaswant Rac Holkar (q.v.) : succeeded as an infant : adopted by Jaswant's widow, Tulsi Bai, who became regent : the Army became predominant in the State, and in 1817 took up arms against the British : Tulsi Bai, on being suspected of British proclivities, was murdered : the army was routed by Malcolm at Mahidpur, Dec. 21, 1817 : terms were made, Malhar Rao being treated as an independent prince : he died in 1833.