Keonthal

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Keonthal State
केओंथल
Princely State
Late 18th century–1948
History
 -  Established Late 18th century
 -  Independence of India 1948
Area
 -  1931 482 km2 (186 sq mi)
Population
 -  1931 25,560 
Density 53 /km2  (137.3 /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. 

Keonthal State, covering an area of 482 km², was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. Its capital was Junga. Keonthal acceded to India on 15 April 1948. Currently, it is part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

History[edit]

According to tradition there was a predecessor state founded around 765 AD. The state of Keonthal was founded before the 19th century. It was reigned by Rana Raghunath Sen until its occupation by Nepal from 1803 to 1814. After the occupation, Sansar Sen ruled as the Rana from 1814 till 24 July 1858 when he took the title of Raja.[1]

Rulers[edit]

Keonthal State was ruled by Rajputs of the Chandrabansi dynasty. The heads of the state bore the title 'Rana' until 1958.[2]

Ranas[edit]

  • .... - .... Bhup Sen
  • 1801 - 1803 Raghunath Sen (1st time) (d. 1831)
  • 1803 - 1814 occupied by Nepal
  • 1814 - 1831 Raghunath Sen (2nd time) (s.a.)
  • 1831 - 24 Jul 1858 Sansar Sen (d. 1862)

Rajas[edit]

  • 24 July 1858 – 1862 Sansar Sen
  • 1862 – 1882 Mahendra Sen
  • 1882 – 1901 Balbir Sen
  • 1901 – 1916 Bije Sen
  • 2 February 1916 – 15 August 1947 Hemendra Sen (b. 1905)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schemmel, B. (2013). "Indian states before 1947: K-W". rulers.org. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Keonthal (Princely State)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°02′N 77°18′E / 31.033°N 77.300°E / 31.033; 77.300