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Rajput School of Chopasani

Rajput School of Chopasani

Rajasthan is filled with legends of Rajputs and one would love to see where it all begins in this day and age.  This institute is filled with the red blooded Rajputs from the various thikanas and families many of which have lost their estates but yet retain the pride and honour.

Rajput School of Chopasani


Powlett Nobles Elgin Rajput



The walls of the hall are filled with pictures of students of yesteryears many of whom joined the First Rajput Regiment.

Although not a new institute this school still makes an impression in the mind and heart when mentioned. Begun in 1875 by Maharaja Pratap Singhji, this school was started for the wards of the Thakurs of Jodhpur state. This school was begun in the same year that Mayo College was begun.  

In 1914 His Excellency Lord Hardinge of Penshurst, Viceroy and Governor General of India on 8/2/1914 inaugurated the institution. Maharaja Sir Pratap Singhji, Regent, Jodhpur State, and Lady Hardinge, were present at the inauguration, the new elegant red sandstone built in Rajput Style having an enormous façade. A red sandstone inscription reads: “This building was opened by Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Viceroy and Governor General on 8th February, 1914.”

The school was originally named Powlett Nobles Elgin Rajput School. A carved marble monogram displays this name at the top of the main school building façade and above it is inscribed “Ran Banka Rathore”  in Hindi. Four Boarding Houses were built and are called  ”Hardinge House”,  ”Elgine House”,  “Powlett House” and the last “Pratap House”.

What makes this school special is that it has two very important institutes within this school. These include Rajasthani Sabd Kosh that was begun by Sita Ram Lalas who has been compiling a dictionary and has given 40 years of service to this institute. The other Rajasthani Sodh Sansthan which is a research institute for the scholars and researchers to those who want to discover anything about Rajasthan.


Rajasthani Sabd Kosh


Rajasthani is a rich language and the need of a comprehensive Dictionary was desperately felt. This would facilitate not only the study in Rajasthani language but also of several languages in the Indo-European languages. Renowned linguist and lexicographer Sita Ram Lalas devoted 40 years of yeoman service in the compilation of this glorious work. His efforts were supported by Shri Uday Raj Ujjwal and Pt. Nitya Nand Dadheech. The task of publication of the Rajasthani Sabad-Kosh was taken up by Rajasthani Shodh Sansthan with the inspiration of the then chairperson of the Education Committee Shri Bheron Singh ji Khejadla and Secretary Shri Vijay Singh ji Siriyari. The first volume of the Sabad-Kosh with a long preface by Sansthan’s Director Dr. Narayan Singh Bhati was published in 1962. The volume was acclaimed as a significant academic work by Indian as well as foreign scholars. The volume included two hundred thousand (2 lakh) words. Rajasthan Government and the Government of India generously funded this project of Chopasni Shiksha Samiti and the sub-committee appointed by it utilized all resources available and the contribution of former secretary Col. Thakur (Late) Shyam Singhji has to be brought on record. The sabad-kos was published in nine volumes.

This Sabad-Kosh merits distinction in including thousands of words with examples from literature, dialects, sub-dialects, religion, philosophy, vedic wisdom, astrology and agriculture. Etymologies of each entry and its formations have been traced. An improved version of the sabad-kosh has been revised, edited and published. Besides this, Dr. Saddique Mohammad has edited Muhavra-Kosh (An encyclopedia of proverbs) Sankshipta Rajasthani, Hindi sabad-kosh (A concised Dictionary of Rajasthani) and Rajasthani-Hindi Arthik and Vyaparik sabad-kosh (A Rjasthani Hindi Dictionary of Economic and commercial terms). These have been published. Presently the Rajasthani sabad-kosh bureau is preparing Rajasthani Sanskriti-kosh (A dictionary of Rajasthani Culture) which is expected to be ready for publication soon.

Rajasthano Sodh Sansthan

Powlett Nobles Elgin Rajput School

Rajput School of Chopasani

Rajasthan has been the “heart-land” of India there are many glorious legends of sacrifice, virility, devotion and they glorified Indian history on one hand and fascinated audiences world over through differing aspects of cultural and performing arts. Although much of its literary treasure was destroyed and plundered during different invasions, some of the pricelessly valuable manuscripts have been salvaged and preserved. Intensive research, procurement, classification and editing has gone into making this significant heritage available for posterity and prospective scholars.

The Manuscripts available for specific purpose of research. Rajasthani Shodh Sansthan was established in 1955. Dr. Narain Singh Bhati (1955-1993) was assigned the task of its establishment and structuring it. He gave it the present status and led research from the front. As on date this institute has a national reputation and is a research centre (recognized by Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur for doctoral and post doctoral research in Rajasthani Language, Literature and Medieval History.

Since 1957, Government of Rajasthan has been matching 90% grant-in-aid available to this research institute of quality research. Rajasthan Sahitya Academy (Rajasthan Academy of Letters) and Government of India have been funding special programmes and projects of the institute.

Rajasthani Shodh Sansthan has a rich collection of 16734 rare manuscripts. Besides these several standard publications have attracted a number of scholars from various Indian Universities and overseas. They frequently Visit this institute over 600 of them have been benefited by the invaluable research material by now.

‘Parampara’ (‘the tradition’) is research journal quarterly published by Rajasthani Shodh Sansthan 147 special issues of the journal have been published by now. The institute has a collection of 16743 rare manuscripts, about 300 paintings of Rajput school of painting, speeches of learned speakers and research papers. The Institute guides and assists research scholars by providing catalogues of manuscripts, publications of the anthologies of the works of Rajasthani poets, compilation of Rajasthani Sabad Kosh by organising seminars and symposia on Rajasthani Literature and History. A brief description of sansthan’s activities follows for information.

Parampara, a journal

This is a quarterly publication concentrating on Rajasthani culture. These are special issues many of them collectibles like the one on Dingal-Kosh, Rajasthani Sahitya ka Aadi kaal (Ancient period of Rajasthani), Rajasthani sahitya ka Madhya Kaal (Medieval period of Rajasthani Literature), Lokgeet (Folk songs), Etihasik Baate (Historical Legends) that find a place in the University syllabus as reference books. The series have been publishing uninterrupted.

The issues contain articles on history, literature, folk literature and culture. As authenticate version have several genres like Baat, khyat, vachanika, [prosody, lexicography, grammer, interpretation, transcriptions, historical perspective, analytical study of folk literature, criticism, songs, couplets etc. Some issues have been devoted to moern Rajasthani Literature.


Shri R. B. vanwart
1912 – 1927
Shri A. P. Cox
1927 – 1947
Shri R. V. Kumhare
1947 – 1948
Shri D. V. Vaddekar
1948 – 1949
Shri K. N. Bhargava
1949 – 1952
Shri D. V. Vaddekar
1952 – 1955
Shri Chandradeep Singh
1955 – 1960
Shri H. K. Roy
1960 – 1966
Shri Dhokal Singh
1966 – 1983
Shri Ranveer Singh
1983 – 1987
Shri Jahanath Singh
1987 – 1990
Shri J. P. Palsaniya
1990 – 1991
Shri M. L. M. Rai
1992 – 1994
Shri V. D. Sharma
1994 – 1995
Shri Jabar Singh Jaitawt
1995 – 2002
Shri O.P. Kansik
2002 – 2003
Shri Jabar Singh Jaitawat
2003 –Continue






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(P.M.BHARGAVA, 2015-06-11 09:20)

My grand father Pt Dwarka Nath Bhargava was the Head Master of the School perhaps till 1945 when Cox was Principal. I was born on 6th Feb 1941 and spent my childhood their. My father was an Artist from Lucknow School of Arts and during one of the visits as a student made a landscape of the school which is still with me.

Rajput Nobel High School, Chowpasni

(P.M.BHARGAVA, 2015-06-11 09:18)

My grand father Pt Dwarka Nath Bhargava was the Head Master of the School perhaps till 1945 when Cox was Principal. I was born on 6th Feb 1941 and spent my childhood their. My father was an Artist from Lucknow School of Arts and during one of the visits as a student made a landscape of the school which is still with me.

great rajputs

(sisodiaus, 2012-11-07 06:45)

i praud me im sisodia rajput





(RajpalSinghKhangarot, 2012-08-08 18:53)

Jai mata je ke banna hukum

realy rajput is great cast

jai rajputana

(rajpalsinghkhangarot, 2012-08-08 18:47)

Sabi banna or baisa hukum n jai mata je re

jai Rajputana

Jai Om Banna Saa Re


(vaghela piyushsinh b, 2012-04-19 11:50)

rajput jay mataji




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