LAMBJUNG AND KASKI (Princely States)

LOCATION: Nepal AREA: xx sq.km. POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Hindu
TITLE: HH Sri Sri Sri Maharaja DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Rana SEAT: xx ANNEXATION: 1951

Predecessors and Short History: Ancestors were originally a Chettri caste, though they claim descent form Kumbhakaran, a son of Samar Singh Rawal of Chittor. In 1849, the King of Nepal granted the title of Rana to all male members of the family. THE HEREDITARY PRIME MINISTERS OF NEPAL  
  1. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Sir Jung Bahadur Rana [Bir Nar Singh Kunwar] 1857/1877  [Family]
  2. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Ranadip Singh Bahadur Rana 1877/1885  [Family]
  3. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Bir Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, 1885/1901  [Family]
  4. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Dev Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, 1901  [Family]
  5. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Sir Chandra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, 1901/1929  [Family
  6. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Sir Bhim Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, 1929/1932  [Family]
  7. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Sir Juddha Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, 1932/1945  [Family]
  8. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Sir Padma Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana 1946/1948  [Family]
  9. Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Sir Mohun Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana 1948/1951  [Family]
ROLLS OF SUCCESSION: The roll of succession to the Office of Prime Minister, along with the ten top military ranks and to the title of Maharaja of Lamjung and Kaski was regulated not only through descent, but also by the purity of lineage. In a sanad dated 1856, HM King Surendra stated that the line of succession would go to Jung's surving brothers and then to his sons and nephews in order of seniority. Aftewards, Jung Bahadur Rana established official Rolls of Succession that ranked all his descendants in relation to their hereditary rights to the office of Prime Minister. During his tenure, Maharaja Chandra Shumsher JBR revised the Roll of Succession and divided the Rana clan into three categories of A Class, B Class and C Class, according to the status of the parents marriage or union. Members of the A Class were eligible for the position of Prime Minister and for the highest Military and administrative positions, whereas B Class and C Class members could only attain the level of Colonel. In March 1934, Maharaja Juddha Shumsher JBR expelled the C Class Ranas from the roll of succession.
1. "Blood Against the Snows. The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty" by Jonathan Gregson, London: Fourth Estate, 2002; p.83
2. "Sketches from Nipal, Historical and Descriptive with Anecdotes from......" by Henry Ambrose Oldfield, M.D.; W.H.Allen & Co., London, 1880. Vol.I; p.407
3. "Life Of Maharaja Sir Jung Bahadur GCB, GCSI Of Nepal" by General Pudma Jung Bahadar Rana. 1909