Wadhwan State

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Wadhwan State
વઢવાણ
Princely State
1630–1948

Flag of Wadhwan

Flag

Location of Wadhwan
Location of Wadhwan State in Saurashtra
History
 -  Established 1630
 -  Indian independence 1948
Area
 -  1931 627 km2 (242 sq mi)
Population
 -  1931 42,602 
Density 67.9 /km2  (176 /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. 

Wadhwan was a princely state during the British Raj. The town of Wadhwan in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat was its capital.[1] Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[2]

History[edit]

Wadhwan was founded as a state around 1630. It became a British protectorate in 1807. Wadhwan State was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Jhala dynasty. The rulers of the state bore the title 'Thakur Sahib'.[3]

Rulers[edit]

Thakur Sahib[edit]

  • 1681 - 1707 Bhagatsimhji Udaisimhji
  • 1707 - 1739 Arjansimhji Madhavsimhji (d. 1739)
  • 1739 - 1765 Sabalsimhji Arjansimhji II (d. 1765)
  • 1765 - 1778 Chandrasimhji Sabalsimhji (d. 1778)
  • 1778 - 1807 Prithirajji Chandrasimhji (d. 1807)
  • 1807 - 1827 Jalamsimhji Prithirajji (d. 1827)
  • 1827 - 1875 Raisimhji Jalamsimhji (d. 1875)
  • 1875 - 5 May 1885 Dajiraji Chandrasimhji (b. 1861 - d. 1885)
  • 20 May 1885 - 25 May 1910 Balsimhji Chandrasimhji (b. 1863 - d. 1910)
  • 25 May 1910 - 22 Feb 1918 Jashwantsimhji Becharsimhji (d. 1918)
  • 22 Feb 1918 - 1934 Jorawarsimhji Jashwantsimhji (b. 1899 - d. 1934)
  • 1934 - 15 Aug 1947 Surendrasimhji Jorawarsimhji (b. 1922 - d. 1983)

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 22°25′N 71°25′E / 22.42°N 71.41°E / 22.42; 71.41