Alipura State

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Alipura State
अलीपुरा रियासत
Princely State of British India
1757–1950
Location of Alipura
Alipura State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1757
 •  Independence of India 1950
Area
 •  1931 189 km2 (73 sq mi)
Population
 •  1931 15,316 
Density 81 /km2  (209.9 /sq mi)
Today part of Madhya Pradesh, India
The symbols of Alipura State on a stamped paper.

Alipura was a princely state in what is today the Chhatarpur District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.[1]

Alipura, the capital of the state is located between Gwalior and Satna at 25°10′31″N 79°20′08″E / 25.1753400°N 79.3354900°E / 25.1753400; 79.3354900 and had a population of 3,232 according to the 1881 Census of India.

History[edit]

The state was established in 1757 by Aman Singh, Raja of Panna State by granting the lands surrounding Alipura town to Achal Singh, son of Mukund Singh, who was the sardar of Panna at that time.[2] The principality became a British protectorate in 1808 and was made part of the Bundelkhand Agency of Central India.[3]

The last ruler of Alipura signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.[1]

Rulers[edit]

The ruling family were members of the Bundela clan of the Ponwar line of Rajputs.[1] The rulers used the title Rao.[4]

Title Rao[edit]

  • 1757 - 1790 Achal Singh (d. 1790)
  • 1790 - 1835 Pratap Singh
  • 1835 - 1840 Pancham Singh
  • 1840 - 1841 Daulat Singh
  • 1841 - 1871 Hindupat Singh (d. 1871)
  • 3 Nov 1871 - 1922 Chhatrapati Singh (b. 1853 - d. 1922)
  • 26 Mar 1922 - Nov 1934 Harpal Singh (b. 1882 - d. 1934) (regent 1919 - 1922)
  • Nov 1934 - 1934 Bhopal Singh Ju Deo
  • 1934 - 15 Aug 1947 Raghuraj Singh Ju Deo (b. 1901 - d. 1987)

Alipura palace[edit]

Built by the rulers of Alipura State the main part of palace is about 150 years old, with a section that is over 3 centuries old. The building has been renovated and converted to a heritage hotel that is run by a direct descendant of the former ruling family.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

25°10′30″N 79°24′00″E / 25.17500°N 79.40000°E / 25.17500; 79.40000 (capital)