Jasdan State

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Jasdan State
જસદણ
Princely State
1665–1948

Flag of Jasdan

Flag

Location of Jasdan
Location of Jasdan State in Saurashtra
History
 -  Established 1665
 -  Indian independence 1948
Area
 -  1921 767 km2 (296 sq mi)
Population
 -  1921 30,633 
Density 39.9 /km2  (103.4 /sq mi)

Jasdan State was a princely state in Saurashtra during the British Raj. Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[1]

History[edit]

Jasdan state was founded in 1665 after Vika Khachar defeated the Khumans of Kherdi. In 1807 it became a British protectorate. It became part of the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency. The capital of the state was in Jasdan town.

Jasdan was the smallest state in British India issuing its own postage stamps.[2]

Rulers[edit]

Jasdan State was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Kathi Kshatriya dynasty.[3] The rulers of the state bore the title 'Darbar'.[4]

  • .... - 1809 Vajsur Odha Khachar (d. 1809)
  • 1809 - 27 Oct 1851 Chela Vajsur Khachar II (d. 1851)
  • 1852 - 1904 Ala Chela Khachar Shri Vajdur Oda (b. 1831 - d. 1904)
  • 1904 - 21 Dec 1912 Odha Ala Khachar II (d. 1912)
  • 21 Dec 1912 - 10 Jul 1919 Vajsur Odha Khachar II (d. 1919)
  • 11 Jul 1919 - 15 Aug 1947 Ala Vajsur Khachar (b. 1905 - d. 1973)
  • 11 Jul 1919 - 1 Dec 1924 .... -Regent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhavnagar Princely State
  2. ^ Andreas Birken: Philatelic Atlas of British India, CD-ROM, Hamburg 2004
  3. ^ - Rajput Provinces of India - Bhavnagar State (Princely State)
  4. ^ Princely States of India

Coordinates: 22°02′N 71°12′E / 22.03°N 71.2°E / 22.03; 71.2