Banswara State

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Banswara State
बाँसवाड़ा रियासत
Princely State of British India
1527–1949
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Banswara
Banswara State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1527
 •  Independence of India 1949
Area
 •  1901 4,160 km2 (1,606 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 165,350 
Density 39.7 /km2  (102.9 /sq mi)
Today part of Rajasthan, India
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Banswara State was a princely state in India during the British Raj. It was located in what is today the state of Rajasthan. The rulers belonged to the Sisodia clan.

History[edit]

Banswara State was founded in 1527.[1] Banswara was established by Udai Singh, the ruler of Bagar as a domain for his son Jagmal Singh.

In 1913 a section of Adivasi Bhils revolted under the headship of a social reformer Govindgiri and Punja which was suppressed in November, 1913. Hundreds of Bhils were shot dead at the Mangarh hillock where they were holding a peaceful meeting. The place has become sacred and is better known as the Mangarh Dham. In 1949 Banswara was merged into the Indian Union.[2]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of the state bore the title 'Maharawal' from 1688 onwards. Banswara State became a British protectorate on 16 November 1818.[1]

Thakur Sahibs[edit]

  • 1688 - 1706 Ajab Singh (b. 16.. - d. 1706)
  • 1706 - 1713 Bhim Singh (d. 1713)
  • 1713 - 1737 Bishan Singh (d. 1737)
  • 1737 - 1747 Udai Singh II (d. 1747)
  • 1747 - 1786 Prithvi Singh (d. 1786)
  • 1786 - 1816 Bijai Singh (b. 17.. - d. 1816)
  • 1816 - 1819 Umaid Singh (d. 1819)
  • 1819 - 6 Nov 1838 Bhawani Singh (b. c.1803 - d. 1838)
  • 6 Nov 1838 - 2 Feb 1844 Bahadur Singh (b. c.1788 - d. 1844)
  • 2 Feb 1844 - 29 Apr 1905 Lakshman Singh (b. 1835 - d. 1905)
  • 2 Feb 1844 - 1856 .... -Regent
  • 29 Apr 1905 - 27 Dec 1913 Shambhu Singh (b. 1868 - d. 1913)
  • 27 Dec 1913 - 28 Jul 1944 Prithvi Singh (b. 1888 - d. 1944) (from 2 Jan 1933, Sir Prithvi Singh)
  • 29 Jul 1944 - 15 Aug 1947 Chandra Vir Singh (b. 1909 - d. 1985)

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Coordinates: 23°33′N 74°27′E / 23.55°N 74.45°E / 23.55; 74.45