|•||Accession to the Indian Union||1947|
|•||1941||261.6 km2 (101 sq mi)|
|Density||100.2 /km2 (259.5 /sq mi)|
|This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.|
Bantva-Manavadar or Manavadar State (Gujarati: બાંટવામાણાવદર) was a princely state during the era of the British Raj in India. It was located on the Kathiawar peninsula in Gujarat. The state had an area of approximately 574 km² and contained 26 villages with a primarily Hindu population of 26,209 in 1941.
The Bantva-Manavadar state was established in 1733 by Diler Khan Salabat Muhammed Khan Babi. He belonged to the Babi dynasty and to the Usmankhel sept of the Yusufzai tribe. In 1818 the state became a British protectorate.
On 14 September 1947, following the independence of the new Dominions of India and Pakistan, the Khan Sahib Ghulam Moinuddin Khanji unilaterally acceded the state of Manavadar to Pakistan, even though, being a de facto vassal state of Junagadh State, the state had no such right to do so. This act was done at the same time as his master, the Nawab of Junagadh who himself had no such right, being himself in turn a vassal of Baroda State. On 22 October 1947 India took over the administration and Indian police forces were sent into Manavadar, where the Khan Sahib was placed under house arrest at Songadh.
An interim administrator was appointed to carry on the governance of the state, during which time the Government of India held a UN supervised and attested plebiscite in his domain. Participants voted in favour of union with India and on 15 February 1948 the accession to Pakistan was rescinded. After the state acceded to India it was merged with the federated state of Saurashtra on 20 February 1949.
- 1733 - c.1760 Diler Khan Salabat Khan (d. c.1760)
- c.1760 - .... Sadar Nathu Khan Diler Khan
- 17.. - 18.. Ghazafar Khan Nathu Khan
- 18.. - 18.. Kamal ad-Din Khan Ghazafar Khan
- 18.. - 12 Jun 1882 Zorawar Khan Kamal ad-Din Khan (d. 1882)
- 12 Jun 1882 – 28 Mar 1888 Ghazafar Khan Zorawar Khan (b. 1862 - d. 1888)
- 12 Jun 1882 – 21 Jun 1883 .... -Regent
- 28 Mar 1888 – 19 Oct 1918 Fath ad-Din Khan Ghazafar Khan (b. 1885 - d. 1918)
- 28 Mar 1888 – 25 Nov 1907 .... -Regent
- 19 Oct 1918 – 15 Feb 1948 Moinuddin Ghulam Khan (b. 1911 - d. 2003) (Indian prisoner from 22 Oct 1947)
- 19 Oct 1918 – 21 Nov 1931 Fatima Siddiqa Begum (f) -Regent (b. 1891 - d. 1943)
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