Rajgarh State

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Not to be confused with Raigarh State
Rajgarh State
राजगढ़
Princely State of British India
Late 15th century–1948

Flag of Rajgarh

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History
 -  Established Late 15th century
 -  Accession to the Union of India 1948
Area
 -  1931 2,435 km2 (940 sq mi)
Population
 -  1931 134,891 
Density 55.4 /km2  (143.5 /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. 
A Rajput ruler of Rajgarh

Rajgarh State was a princely state in India during the British Raj. It was part of the Bhopal Agency of the Central India Agency.

Rajgarh had an area of 940 sq. mi. and a population of 88,376 in 1901. Estimated revenue, 33,000 (1911); tribute (to Sindhia of Gwalior) 3,640. Grain and opium were the principal articles of trade.

History[edit]

There was a predecessor state known as Umatwara, whose chief received the title of 'Rawat' in 1448. In 1681 the State was divided into Rajgarh and Narsinghgarh State between the two sons of the Rawat Chhatar Singh, Rawat Mohan Singh and Rawat Parasramji. The daughter Mrinalini fled to the Himalayas and named her place as Rajgarh.

After India's independence in 1947 the last Rawat acceded to the Indian government on 15 June 1948.[1] Rajgarh became part of Madhya Bharat state, which was formed out of the western half of the Raj's Central India Agency of princely states. In 1956 Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh state.

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Rajgarh State were Rajputs of the Ponwar (Umat) clan and were entitled to an 11-gun salute. Former heads of the state used the title 'Rawat'.[2]

Rawats[edit]

  • 1638 - 14 Apr 1714 Mohan Singh (d. 1714)
  • 1714? - 1740 Amar Singh
  • 1740 - 1747 Narpat Singh
  • 1747 - 1775 Jagat Singh
  • 1775 - 1790 Hamir Singh
  • 1790 - 1803 Pratap Singh
  • 1803 - 1815 Prithvi Singh
  • 1815 - 1831 Newal Singh (d. 1831)
  • 1831 - 1872 Rawat Moti Singh (b. 1814 - d. 1880)
  • 1846 - Nov 1847 Thakur Khok Singh -administrator

Nawab[edit]

  • 1872 - Oct 1880 Mohammad `Abd al-Wasih Khan (s.a.) (Rawat Moti Singh)

Rawats[edit]

  • 1880 - 1882 Bakhtawar Singh (d. 1882)
  • 6 Jul 1882 - 1 Jan 1886 Balbhadra Singh (b. 1857 - d. 1902)

Rajas[edit]

  • 1 Jan 1886 - Jan 1902 Balbhadra Singh (s.a.)
  • 20 Jan 1902 - 9 Jan 1916 Bane Singh (b. 1857 - d. 1916) (from 1 Jan 1908, Sir Bane Singh)
  • 17 Jan 1916 - 26 Oct 1936 Birendra Singh (b. 1878 - d. 1936) (from 1 Jan 1918, Sir Birendra Singh)
  • 18 Dec 1936 - 15 Aug 1947 Bikramaditya Singh (b. 1936)

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 24°02′N 76°53′E / 24.033°N 76.883°E / 24.033; 76.883