Bamra State

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Bamra State
Bamanda State
बामरा रियासत
Princely State of British India
1545–1948
Location of Bamra
Bamra State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1545
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1948
Area
 •  1901 5,149 km2 (1,988 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 123,378 
Density 24 /km2  (62.1 /sq mi)
Rajput Provinces of India - Bamra (Princely State)

Bamra State or Bamanda State, covering an area of 5149 km², was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj, its capital was in Debagarh (Deogarh). Bamra State acceded to India in 1948.

The state was located in a hilly area between the Mahanadi valley and the Chhota Nagpur Plateau.[1] Most of its territory was forest, producing timber and lac but said to be rich in iron ore. The most important river was the Brahmani River. The state was one of the five Orissa Tributary States which were transferred from the Central Provinces to Bengal on the reconstitution of that province in October 1905. The capital is Deogarh.[2]

History[edit]

A legend states that the Raja of Bamra belonged to the Gangabasi Rajput dynasty of Patna. He is believed to have been stolen as a child and was made the ruler of the state of Bamra by the Bhuiya and Khond people around 1545.

The Bengal-Nagpur Railway passed through the northeastern part of Bamra, with two stations in the state: Bamra Road and Garpos.[1] The state was under the political control of the Commissioner of the Chhattisgarh Division of the Central Provinces until 1905, under the Bengal Presidency until 1912, under the Bihar and Orissa Province until 1936 and under Orissa Province until it ceased to be a princely state. On 1 January 1948 Bamra's last princely ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union.[3][4]

Rajas[edit]

  • 1673 - 1713 Bhagirath Deb
  • 1713 - 1745 Pratap Deb
  • 1745 - 1779 Sidasar Deb
  • 1779 - 1819 Arjun Deb
  • 1819 - 1832 Balunkabrusabha Deb
  • 1832 Khageswar Deb
  • 1832 - 12 May 1869 Brajasundar Deb "Tribhuban Singh" (d. 1869)
  • 12 May 1869 - 19 Nov 1903 Basu Deb Sudhal Deb (b. 1850 - d. 1903) (from 1 Jan 1895, Sir Basu Deb Sudhal Deb)
  • 12 May 1869 - 1871 .... -Regent
  • 19 Nov 1903 - 11 Mar 1916 Satchitananda Tribhuban Deb (d. 1916/18)
  • 11 Mar 1916 - 1 Jan 1920 Dibyashankar Sudhal Deb (d. 1920)
  • 1 Jan 1920 - 15 Aug 1947 Bhanuganga Tribhuban Deb (b. 1914 - d. 1982)
  • 1 Jan 1920 - 1935 .... -Regent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 6, p. 344.
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bamra". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  3. ^ Bamra Princely State
  4. ^ Indian Princely States

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°32′N 84°44′E / 21.53°N 84.73°E / 21.53; 84.73