Alirajpur State

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Alirajpur State
अलीराजपुर
Princely State of British India
1437–1948

Flag of Alirajpur

Flag

Location of Alirajpur
Alirajpur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 -  Established 1437
 -  Independence of India 1948
Area
 -  1941 2,165.24 km2 (836 sq mi)
Population
 -  1941 112,754 
Density 52.1 /km2  (134.9 /sq mi)
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Alirajpur State was formerly a princely state of India, administratively under the Bhopawar Agency subdivision of the Central India Agency. The state covered an area of 2165 square kilometres, with a population of 50,185 in 1901 and its capital at Alirajpur.[1]

History[edit]

The principality was founded in 1437 by Anand Deo, a Rajput of the Rathore, starting the Deo/Singh dynasty.[2][3] The last ruler of Ali Rajpur was Surendra Singh, who subsequently served as the Ambassador of India to Spain in the 1980s.[4] After Indian independence in 1947, Alirajpur acceded to the Union of India, and the principality was incorporated into the new state of Madhya Bharat, which subsequently became Madhya Pradesh state on November 1, 1956.

The state flag consisted of 12 red and white horizontal stripes. The Raja had a personal flag with five stripes of different colors.[5] 

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of the state were Hindu and were styled Raja from 1911 onwards. They were entitled to an 11-gun salute. they were:[3]

Ranas[edit]

  • 1437 - 1440 Anand Deo (d. 1440)
  • 1440 - .... Pratap Deo
  • .... - .... Chanchal Deo
  • .... - .... Gugal Deo
  • .... - .... Bachchharaj Deo
  • .... - .... Dip Deo
  • .... - .... Pahad Deo I
  • .... - .... Udai Deo
  • .... - 1765 Pahad Deo II (d. 1765)
  • 1765 - 1818 Pratap Singh I (d. 1818)
  • 1818 Musafir Mekran (usurper)
  • 1818 - 17 Mar 1862 Jashwant Singh (b. 1818 - d. 1862)
  • 1818 - 1839 Musafir Mekran -Manager
  • 1862 - 1869 Gang Deo (b. c.1845 - d. 1871)
  • 1869 - 29 Oct 1881 Rup Deo (b. 1847 - d. 1881)
  • 1869 - 1873 Muhammad Najaf Khan -Superintendent
  • 1881 - 16 Aug 1890 Bijai Singh (b. 1881 - d. 1890)
  • 16 Aug 1890 - 14 Feb 1891 Interregnum
  • 14 Feb 1891 - 1911 Pratap Singh II (b. 1881 - d. af. 1950) (installed Mar 1892)

Rajas[edit]

  • 1911 - 1941 Pratap Singh II (s.a.) (from 3 Jun 1933, Sir Pratap Singh II)(personal style of Maharaja from 1941)
  • 1941 - 23 Oct 1941 Fateh Singh (b. 1904 - d. 1941)
  • 23 Oct 1941 - 15 Aug 1947 Surendra Singh (b. 1923 - d. 1996)
  • 23 Oct 1941 - 15 Aug 1947 Sir Pratap Singh -Regent (s.a.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984
  2. ^ Chandra, Ramesh (2004). Cities and towns of India. New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers. p. 90. ISBN 978-81-7169-808-0. 
  3. ^ a b Rathore, Abhinay. "Ali Rajpur (Princely State)". Rajput Provinces of India. Archived from the original on 22 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Alirajpur Princely State (11 gun salute)
  5. ^ Princely States

Coordinates: 22°18′19″N 74°21′9″E / 22.30528°N 74.35250°E / 22.30528; 74.35250