Shahpura State

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State of Shahpura
शाहपुरा
Princely State
1629–1949

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History
 -  Established 1629
 -  Independence of India 1949

The State of Shahpura or Princely State of Shahpura[1] was a princely state in Shahpura, Bhilwara during the era of British India. Its relations with the British were managed by the Rajputana Agency. The last ruler of Shahpura signed the accession to join the Indian Union in 1949.

The Haraoti-Tonk Agency, with headquarters at Deoli, dealt with the states of Tonk and Bundi, as well as with the estate of Shahpura.[2]

History[edit]

In 1631 the Phulia estate jagir was renamed Shahpura. The State of Shahpura was founded in 1706. Its rulers bore the title of Maharaja. The Maharaja of Shahpura was entitled to a 9 gun salute.[3]

Maharajas[edit]

  • 1706 – 27 Dec 1729 Bharat Singh (d. 1730)
  • 27 Dec 1729 - 13 Jan 1769 Umaid Singh I (d. 1769)
  • 14 Jan 1769 – 29 May 1774 Ram Singh (d. 1774)
  • 29 May 1774 – 19 May 1796 Bhim Singh (b. c.1715 – d. 1796)
  • 19 May 1796 – 7 Jul 1827 Amar Singh (b. 1784 - d. 1827)
  • 19 May 1796 – c.1802 .... -Regent
  • 7 Jul 1827 – 5 Jun 1845 Madho Singh (b. 1813 - d. 1845)
  • 5 Jun 1845 – 23 Jun 1853 Jagat Singh (b. 1837 - d. 1853)
  • 5 Jun 1845 – 18.. Rani Khangarotji (f) -Regent
  • 15 Jul 1853 – 2 Dec 1869 Lakshman Singh (b. 1852 - d. 1869)
  • 23 Jun 1853 – 21 Apr 1870 Rani Mertaniji (f) -Regent (b. c.1832 – d. 1916)
  • 21 Apr 1870 - 24 Jun 1932 Nahar Singh (b. 1855 - d. 1932) (from 1 Jan 1903, Sir Nahar Singh)
  • 21 Apr 1870 - 3 Mar 1876 Rani Mertaniji (f) -Regent (s.a.)
  • 24 Jun 1932 - 3 Feb 1947 Umaid Singh II (b. 1876 - d. 1955)
  • 3 Feb 1947 - 15 Aug 1947 Sudharshandev Singh (b. 1915 – d. 1992)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahpura (Princely State)
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India vol. IV (1907), The Indian Empire, Administrative, Published under the authority of His Majesty's Secretary of State for India in Council, Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Pp. xxx, 1 map, 552
  3. ^ SHAHPURA (Princely State)(9 gun salute)


Coordinates: 25°38′N 74°56′E / 25.63°N 74.93°E / 25.63; 74.93