Bantva Manavadar

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Bantva Manavadar State
બાંટવામાણાવદર
Princely State
1733–1947

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History
 -  Established 1733
 -  Accession to the Indian Union 1947
Area
 -  1941 261.6 km2 (101 sq mi)
Population
 -  1941 26,209 
Density 100.2 /km2  (259.5 /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. 

Bantva-Manavadar (Gujarati: બાંટવામાણાવદર) was a princely state during the era of the British Raj in India. It had an area of approximately 574 km² and contained 26 villages with a primarily Hindu population of 26,209 in 1941.[1]

History[edit]

The Bantva-Manavadar estate (jagir) was created in 1733 on the Kathiawar peninsula in Gujarat. The state was founded around 1800. In 1818 it became a British protectorate.[2]

On 14 September 1947, following the independence of the new Dominions of India and Pakistan, the Khan Sahib Ghulam Moinuddin Khanji acceded the state of Manavadar to the Dominion of Pakistan, even though, being a vassal state of Junagadh State, the state had no such right to do so. This act was done at the same time as his master, the Nawab of Junagadh who himself had no such right, being himself a vassal of Baroda State. On 22 October 1947 India took over the administration and Indian police forces were sent into Manavadar, where the Khan Sahib was placed under house arrest at Songadh.

An interim administrator was appointed to carry on the governance of the state, during which time the Government of India held a UN supervised and attested plebiscite in his domain.[3] Participants voted in favour of union with India and on 15 February 1948 the accession to Pakistan was rescinded. After the state acceded to India it was merged with the federated state of Saurashtra on 20 February 1949. [3]

Rulers[edit]

Bantva Manavadar rulers belonged to the Babi Dynasty. They held the title of Khan Sahib.[4]

Khans[edit]

  • 1733 - c.1760 Diler Khan Salabat Khan (d. c.1760)
  • c.1760 - .... Sadar Nathu Khan Diler Khan
  • 17.. - 18.. Ghazafar Khan Nathu Khan
  • 18.. - 18.. Kamal ad-Din Khan Ghazafar Khan
  • 18.. - 12 Jun 1882 Zorawar Khan Kamal ad-Din Khan (d. 1882)
  • 12 Jun 1882 - 28 Mar 1888 Ghazafar Khan Zorawar Khan (b. 1862 - d. 1888)
  • 12 Jun 1882 - 21 Jun 1883 .... -Regent
  • 28 Mar 1888 - 19 Oct 1918 Fath ad-Din Khan Ghazafar Khan (b. 1885 - d. 1918)
  • 28 Mar 1888 - 25 Nov 1907 .... -Regent
  • 19 Oct 1918 - 15 Feb 1948 Mo`in ad-Din Gholam Khan (b. 1911 - d. 2003) (Indian prisoner from 22 Oct 1947)
  • 19 Oct 1918 - 21 Nov 1931 Fatima Siddiqa Begum (f) -Regent (b. 1891 - d. 1943)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manavadar Princely State
  2. ^ Princely States of India
  3. ^ a b "Manavadar". The Royal Ark. Buyers, Christopher. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Manavadar". Genealogical Gleanings. Soszynski, Henry. University of Queensland. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 

Coordinates: 21°30′N 70°08′E / 21.5°N 70.13°E / 21.5; 70.13