|Princely State of British India|
|Imperial Gazetteer of India|
|•||Independence of India||1949|
|•||1931||5,750 km2 (2,220 sq mi)|
|Density||37.7 /km2 (97.6 /sq mi)|
|Today part of||India|
|This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.|
It was a princely state in the era of British India, when its relations with the British were managed by the Rajputana Agency. The last ruler of Bundi State signed the accession to join the Indian Union in 1949.
The hereditary rulers of Bundi used the title 'Rao' before being granted the prefix 'Raja' by the Mughals. A Raja is a ruler of exalted rank but inferior to Maharana or Maharawal. Rulers of Bundi(princely state)
- Rao Raja Bishen Singh (b. ... – d. 1821) (1804 to 14 May 1821).
- Maharao Raja Ram Singh Sahib Bahadur (b. 1811 – d. 1889) (1821 to 28 Mar 1889).
- Colonel HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Raghubir Singh Sahib Bahadur (b. 1869 – d. 1927) (12 April 1889 to 28 Jul 1927).
- Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Ishwari Singh Bahadur (b. 1893 – d. 1945) (8 Aug 1927 to 3 Apr 1945).
- Col. HH Maharao Raja Shri Bahadur Singh Bahadur (1945 to 7 April 1949).
The line is nominally continued
- Col. HH Maharao Raja Shri Bahadur Singh Bahadur (1949-1977).
- HH Maharao Raja Ranjit Singh (b. 1920 – d. 1977) (1977 to 2010).
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of Bundi was a shield depicting a warrior emerging from flames, signifying the creation-legend of the ruling Chauhan clan of Rajputs which was supposedly created from fire. The shield is flanked by cows representing dharma or righteousness; it is crowned by a hand holding a Katar.
- Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 9, p. 80.
- Imperial Gazetteer of India vol. IV (1907), The Indian Empire, Administrative, Published under the authority of His Majesty's Secretary of State for India in Council, Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Pp. xxx, 1 map, 552
- Princely States of India
- The Princely Armory. Publ. by The Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing. Calcutta. 1877