Princely State of Mysore

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Princely state under the suzerainty of the British Crown

Location of Mysore
Detailed map of the princely state of Mysore with divisions, c. 1893
Government Principality
Historical era New Imperialism
 -  Established 1799
 -  Partition of India 1947
A photograph of minor ruler Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV taken on February 2, 1895, a few months before his eleventh birthday on June 4.

The Princely State of Mysore was a princely state of the British Empire in India. The state was created by the East India Company in 1799, after the latter's victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, and existed until 1947, when it acceded to the newly independent Union of India. The princely state was carved out of the much larger Kingdom of Mysore that had been ruled, between 1761 and 1799, by the Muslim Sultans Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan. After the Company had annexed southern and coastal regions of the Kingdom to the Madras Presidency of British India and handed over northeastern regions to Hyderabad State, the land-locked interior region was turned into a princely state under the suzerainty of the British Crown. The former Hindu Wodeyar rulers were reinstated as puppet monarchs, now styled as Maharajas, in the person of the five-year old child Krishnaraja Wodeyar III.[1]


  1. Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar III 1799-1868
  2. Chamaraja Wodeyar X 1868-1894
  3. Vani Vilasa Sannidhana (regent) 1894-1902
  4. Nalvadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar IV 1902-1940
  5. Jayachamaraja Wodeyar 1940-1947

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  1. ^ Bandyopadhyay 2004, pp. 52–53