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Maharaja Ranbir Singh, the 2nd Maharaja of #DograDynasty of #JammuAndKashmir was a consolidator & a patron of Sanskrit & builder of Temples. He is famous for Ranbir Penal Code & pioneering work in the field of postal services. He achieved unparalleled prosperity for his subjects.
Maharaja Ranbir Singh consolidated the vast state whose foundation was laid by his father Maharaja Gulab Singh. He re conquered #Gilgit, and subjugated Hunza, Nagar, Ponial & Yasin. He organized regular campaigns, to which almost every Dogra family contributed a soldier in 1860.
Maharaja Ranbir Singh introduced the postal & telecommunication services in the State in 1877, a telegraph service extended from Sialkot to Jammu to Kashmir. In 1882 services were extended to Gilgit & Skardu.
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Many people around the world don't know that once Jammu had its own script.

The script for Dogri was an adapted version of #Takri_script (which has its roots in Sharada family of Brahmi script).

#Dogri_script was widely used in #JammuPaintings like the one shown below:
In 1860s the then Maharaja of Jammu &Kashmir: "Maharaja Ranbir Singh" standardised the already prevalent Dogri script to bring it in more in line with Devanagri and Gurmukhi.

This improved version was used for official documents of Dogra empire.
This new form came to be known as #NammeDograAkkhar
(New Dogra letters)

According to British Gazette, this was the official script under #DograDynasty
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