Dhrangadhra State

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Dhrangadhra State
ध्रांगध्रा
Princely State of British India
1742–1948

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Location of Dhrangadhra
Location of Dhragandhra State in Saurashtra
History
 -  Established 1742
 -  Indian independence 1948
Area
 -  1892 3,023 km2 (1,167 sq mi)
Population
 -  1892 100,000 
Density 33.1 /km2  (85.7 /sq mi)
Princely States of India

Dhrangadhra State was a princely state during the British Raj. The town of Dhrangadhra served as its capital. It was also known as Halvad-Dhrangadhra State. Halvad once had been the capital of this state.[1]

History[edit]

Jhalawad state was founded in 1090. In 1742 Dhrangadhra, a new capital was founded and the state was renamed. Among the earlier names were Kuwa and Halwad; the state is sometimes styled Halwad-Dhrangadhra. Dhrangadhra State was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Jhala dynasty.[2] The rulers of the state bore the title 'Raj Sahib'.[3]

Rulers[edit]

Raj Sahibs[edit]

  • 1672 - 1718 Jaswantsinhji I Gajsinhji (d. 1718)
  • 1718 - 1730 Pratapsinhji Jaswantsinhji (d. 1730)
  • 1730 - 1745 Raisinhji II Pratapsinhji (d. 1745)
  • 1745 - 1782 Gajsinhji II Raisinhji (d. 1782)
  • 1782 - 1801 Jashwantsinhji II Gajsinhji (b. 17.. - d. 1801) (in opposition in Halwad from 1758)
  • 1758 - 1782 Raniji Jijibai Kunverba (f) -Regent (for Jashwantsinhji II; in opposition in Halwad)
  • 1801 - 1804 Raisinhji III Jashwantsinhji (b. 1761 - d. 1804)
  • 1804 - 9 Apr 1843 Amarsinhji II Raisinhji (b. 1782 - d. 1843)
  • 9 Apr 1843 - 16 Oct 1869 Ranmalsinhji Amarsinhji (b. 1809 - d. 1869) (from 24 May 1866, Sir Ranmalsinhji Amarsinhji)
  • 16 Oct 1869 - 2 Dec 1900 Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji (b. 1837 - d. 1900) (from 1 Jan 1877, Sir Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji)
  • 2 Dec 1900 - 8 Feb 1911 Ajitsinhji Jashwantsinhji (b. 1872 - d. 1911) (from 1 Jan 1909, Sir Ajitsinhji Jashwantsinhji)
  • 8 Feb 1911 - 1 Jan 1918 Ganshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji (b. 1889 - d. 1942) (from 1 Jan 1917, Sir Ganshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji)

Maharaja Shri Raj Sahibs[edit]

  • 1 Jan 1918 - 4 Feb 1942 Sir Ganshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji (s.a.)
  • 4 Feb 1942 - 15 Aug 1947 Mayurdhwajsinhji Meghraji III (b. 1923 - d. 2010)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Surendranagar India. Superintendent of Census Operations, Gujarat - Director, Government Print. and Stationery, Gujarat State, 1964.
  2. ^ Rajput Provinces of India - Dhrangadhra State (Princely State)
  3. ^ States before 1947

Coordinates: 22°59′N 71°28′E / 22.98°N 71.47°E / 22.98; 71.47