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Jodhpur State was a princely state in the Marwar region during the British Raj. Its capital was the city of Jodhpur since 1450.
Covering an area of 90,554 km
2 (34,963 sq mi), Jodhpur State was the largest state under the Rajputana Agency. Its last ruler signed the accession to join the Indian Union on 7 April 1949 and the state was formally dissolved on 1 November 1956. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
The Rulers of the
Indian Princely State of Jodhpur were of an ancient dynasty established in the 8th century. However, the dynasty's fortunes were made by Rao Jodha, first of the rulers of the Rathore dynasty in Jodhpur in 1459.
The state was incorporated into the
Mughal Empire during the reign of the Emperor Akbar. During the late 17th century it was under the strict control of the Emperor Aurangzeb, but the ruling house of Rathore was allowed to remain semi-autonomous in their territory. The British had no role in the state's affairs until the 1830s, when the Raja at that time, Man Singh, entered into a subsidiary alliance, after which the Rajas of Marwar (or Jodhpur) continued as rulers of a princely state. Their reign continued until Maharaja Sir Hanwant Singh acceded his state to the new Dominion of India following Indian independence in 1947. [2 ]
House of Rathore (1250–1459) [ edit ]
House of Rathore (1459–1947) at Jodhpur [ edit ]
Maharaja Jai Singh of Amber and Maharaja Gaj Singh of Marwar - Folio from the Amber Album, circa 1630 Painting
Heads of the Rathore Clan 1947–1952 [ edit ]
Maharaja Shri Gaj Singh II (13 January 1948–) r. 26 January 1952–. eldest son of Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singh
Rao Raja Hukum Singh [Tutu Bana Jodhpur] Second son of Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singh (mother name Zubaida ), born 1952 to 1980
Rao Raja Parikshit Singh (son of Rao Raja Hukum Singh Tutu Banna)
Rajkumari Jayanandini Kumari, (daughter of Rao Raja Hukum Singh Tutu Banna) married Kunwar Vikramaditya Singh of Palaitha-Kotah.
[3 ] [4 ]
Present Line of Succession [ edit ]
The House of Rathore follows
male primogeniture by the sons of Rajput mothers only.
Yuvraj Shivraj Singh of Jodhpur (b. 1975). Son of the present Maharaja. 2.
Maharaj Shri RK Yashwant Singh (b. 1953). Grandson of HH Maharaja Umaid Singh by his second son Lt.col Maharaj Dhiraj Himmat Singh known as, Bichla BaapJi. 3.
Maharaj Shri RK Rajendra Singh (b. 1954). Grandson of HH Maharaja Umaid Singh by his second son Lt.col Maharaj Dhiraj Himmat Singh known as, Bichla BaapJi. 3..
Maharaj Shri Dalip Singh (b. 1937). Youngest son of Maharaja Umaid Singh. 4.
Rajkumar Shri Vir Vikram Singh (b. 1967). Only son of Dalip Singh. 5.
Bhanwar Shri Aditya Singh (b. 1996). Only son of Vir Vikram Singh. 6.
Maharaj Shri Shobagh Singh (b. 1928). Grandson of Maharaja Sardar Singh through his youngest son "Maharajadhiraja Shri Sir Ajit Singh (1907–1978). 7.
Rajkumar Shri Ranvijay Singh (b. 1959). Elder son of Shobagh Singh. 8.
Bhanwar Shri Abhay Singh (b. 1996). Only son of Ranvijay Singh. 9.
Rajkumar Shri Karanvijay Singh (b. 1966). Younger son of Shobagh Singh. 10.
Bhanwar Shri Janmejay Singh (b. 1998). Elder son of Karanvijay Singh. 11.
Bhanwar Shri Kartikeya Singh (b. 2010). Second son of Karanvijay Singh. 12.
Maharaj Shri Raghavendra Rathore (b. 1967). Son of Maharaj Shri Swaroop Singh (1933–2003), the younger brother of Shobagh Singh. 13.
Rajkumar Shri Amar Singh (b. 2004).Son of Raghavendra Rathore. 14.
Maharaj Shri Suryaveer Singh Rathore.(b. 1972). Younger brother of Raghavendra Rathore. 15.
Rajkumar Shri Samarvir Singh.(b. 2001). Elder son of Mh. Suryaveer Singh Rathore. 16.
Rajkumar Shri Hanut Singh.(b. 2007). Younger son of Mh. Suryaveer Singh Rathore.
[5 ] [6 ]
Thikanas [ edit ]
Jiliya or Abhaypura was a Princely Thikana of the State of Jodhpur.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Jodhpur, Published by [s.l.], 1933.
Maharaja Man Singh of Jodhpur and His Times (1803–1843 A.D.), by Padmaja Sharma. Published by Shiva Lal Agarwala, 1972.
The Administration of Jodhpur State, 1800–1947 A.D., by Nirmala M. Upadhyaya. International Publishers, 1973.
Marwar under Jaswant Singh, (1658–1678): Jodhpur hukumat ri bahi, by Satish Chandra, Raghubir Sinh, Ghanshyam Datt Sharma. Published by Meenakshi Prakashan, 1976.
Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer: Desert Kingdoms, by Kishore Singh, Karoki Lewis. Lustre Press Ltd. 1992.
The House of Marwar: The Story of Jodhpur, by Dhananajaya Singh. Lotus Collection, Roli Books, 1994. ISBN 81-7436-002-6.
Modern Indian Kingship: Tradition, Legitimacy & Power in Jodhpur, by Marzia Balzani. Published by James Currey Limited, 2003. ISBN 0-85255-931-3.
Jodhpur and the Later Mughals, AD 1707–1752, by R. S. Sangwan. Published by Pragati Publications, 2006.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 26°28′N 73°02′E / 26.467°N 73.033°E