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Bamra State
Bamanda State
Princely State
Location of Bamra
Bamra State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 -  Established 1545
 -  Accession to the Union of India 1948
 -  1901 5,149 km2 (1,988 sq mi)
 -  1901 123,378 
Density 24 /km2  (62.1 /sq mi)
Rajput Provinces of India - Bamra (Princely State)

Bamra State or Bamanda State, covering an area of 5149 km², was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj, its capital was in Debagarh (Deogarh). Bamra State acceded to India in 1948.

Most of the country is forest, producing timber and lac but said to be rich in iron ore. The northern border is touched by the Bengal-Nagpur railway, with a station at Bamra town. The state is one of the five Oriya feudatories, which were transferred from the Central Provinces to Bengal, on the reconstitution of that province in October 1905. The capital is Deogarh.[1]


A legend states that the Raja of Bamra belonged to the Gangabasi Rajput dynasty of Patna. He is believed to have been stolen as a child and was made the ruler of the state of Bamra by the Bhuiya and Khond people around 1545. On 1 January 1948 Bamra's last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union.[2]


1865–1869 Tribhuban Singh
12 May 1869 - 19 Nov 1903 Basu Deb Sudhal Deb
1903 - 11 Mar 1916 Satchitananda Tribhuban Deb
1916 - 1 Jan 1920 Dibyashankar Sudhal Deb
1920 - 15 Aug 1947 Bhanugang Tribhuban Deb

See also[edit]


  1. ^  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bamra". Encyclopædia Britannica 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ Bamra Princely State

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Coordinates: 21°32′N 84°44′E / 21.53°N 84.73°E / 21.53; 84.73