Bundi State

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Bundi State
बूंदी
Princely State of British India
1342–1949

Flag of Bundi

Flag

Location of Bundi
View of the Garh Palace in Bundi
History
 -  Established 1342
 -  Independence of India 1949
Area
 -  1931 5,750 km2 (2,220 sq mi)
Population
 -  1931 216,722 
Density 37.7 /km2  (97.6 /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. 
Garh Palace Chitrasala
Maharao Bhao Singh riding an elephant. Ca. 1675
Maharao Umed Singh of Bundi

Bundi State[1] was a princely state in the era of British India. Its relations with the British were managed by the Rajputana Agency. The last ruler of Bundi State signed the accession to join the Indian Union in 1949.

The Haraoti-Tonk Agency, with headquarters at Deoli, dealt with the states of Tonk and Bundi, as well as with the state of Shahpura.[2]

History[edit]

Bundi State was founded in 1342. On 10 Feb 1818 it became a British protectorate. Bundi's last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 7 April 1949.[3]

Rulers[edit]

The hereditary rulers of Bundi used the title ‘Rao’ before being granted the prefix ‘Raja’ by the Mughals. A Raja is a ruler of exalted rank but inferior to Maharana or Maharawal.

  • Rao Deva (1343 to 1342).
  • Rao Napuji.
  • Rao Hamuli (1384 to 1400).
  • Rao Birsingh (1400 to 1415).
  • Rao Biru (1415 to 1470).
  • Rao Bandu (1470 to 1491).
  • Rao Narayan Das (1491 to 1527).
  • Rao Suraj Mal (1527 to 1531).
  • Rao Surtan Singh (1531 to 1544).
  • Rao Raja Surjan Singh (1544 to 1585).
  • Rao Raja Bhoj Singh (1585 to 1608).
  • Rao Raja Ratan Singh (1608 to 1632).
  • Rao Raja Chhattar Sal Singh (1632 to 1658).
  • Rao Raja Bhao Singh (1658 to1682).
  • Rao Raja Anirudh Singh (1682 to 1696).
  • Rao Raja Budh Singh (b. ... - d. 1739) (1696 to 1735).
  • Rao Raja Dalel Singh (b. 1729 - d. 1804) (1735 to 1749).
  • Rao Raja Umaid Singh (1749 to 1770) and again (1773 to 1804).
  • Rao Raja Ajit Singh (b. ... - d. 1773) (1770 to 1773).
  • Rao Raja Bishen Singh (b. ... - d. 1821) (1804 to 14 May 1821).
  • Maharao Raja Ram Singh Sahib Bahadur (b. 1811 - d. 1889) (1821 to 28 Mar 1889).
  • Colonel HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Raghubir Singh Sahib Bahadur (b. 1869 - d. 1927) (12 April 1889 to 28 Jul 1927).
  • Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Iishwari Singh Bahadur (b. 1893 - d. 1945) (8 Aug 1927 to 3 Apr 1945).
  • Col. HH Maharao Raja Shri Bahadur Singh Bahadur (1945 to 1977).
  • HH Maharao Raja Ranjit Singh (b. 1920 - d. 1977) (1977 to 07-01-2010).

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms of Bundi was a shield depicting Garuda, the mount of Vishnu, flanked by winged griffins. The shield is flanked by bulls representing dharma or righteousness; it is crowned by a warrior emerging from flames, signifying the creation-legend of the ruling Chauhan clan of Rajputs which was supposedly created from fire.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 9, p. 80.
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India vol. IV (1907), The Indian Empire, Administrative, Published under the authority of His Majesty's Secretary of State for India in Council, Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Pp. xxx, 1 map, 552
  3. ^ Princely States of India

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Coordinates: 25°26′N 75°38′E / 25.44°N 75.64°E / 25.44; 75.64