Baroda and Gujarat States Agency
|Baroda and Gujarat States Agency|
|Agency of British India|
|•||Merger of Baroda, Rewa Kantha, Surat and other minor agencies||1937|
|•||Formation of the Baroda, Western India and Gujarat States Agency||1944|
|•||1931||42,267 km2 (16,319 sq mi)|
|Density||89 /km2 (230.4 /sq mi)|
|"A collection of treaties, engagements, and sunnuds relating to India and neighbouring countries"|
In 1937, Baroda State, the princely states of the Baroda Agency were merged with those of the agencies adjacent to the northern part of the Bombay Presidency, Rewa Kantha Agency, Surat Agency, Nasik Agency, Kaira Agency and Thana Agency, in order to form the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency.
The Attachment Scheme
The process of the 'attachement scheme' began from 1940 onwards in order to integrate the smallest princely states, estates and thanas. Baroda State was one of the main beneficiaries of this measure by being able to add about 15,000 km² and half a million inhabitants to the state. The merged states were Pethapur on 1 February 1940, the Katosan Thana, with Deloli, Kalsapura, Maguna, Memadpura, Rampura, Ranipura, Tejpura, Varsora, the Palaj Taluka and both Ijpura States between June and July 1940. These were followed on 10 July 1943 by the states of Ambliara, Ghorasar, Ilol, Katosan, Khadal, Patdi, Punadra, Ranasan, Wasoda and Wao Also many small Talukas of the region were merged. On 24 July 1943 Sachodar State and a few small places that had no own jurisdiction were annexed. Finally, by December the small states of Bajana, Bhilka, Malpur, Mansa and Vadia followed suit.
The number of separate states was above 80, but most were minor states. Many of them were under British influence; the largest one was Baroda State. Jafrabad State had formerly been part of the Baroda Agency and was transferred later to the Kathiawar Agency.
Former Baroda Agency
Former Rewa Kantha Agency
Former Surat Agency
Former Nasik Agency
Former Kaira Agency
Former Thana Agency
- "Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency"
- History of the State of Gujarat
- which had been fourth class states in the Mahi Kantha Agency.
- McLeod, John; Sovereignty, power, control: politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947; Leiden u.a. 1999; ISBN 90-04-11343-6; p. 160
- Princely States within the Rewa Kantha Agency (1901)
- "The Rewakantha directory"