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Changbhakar State
चंगभाकर रियासत
Princely State of British India
c. 1790–1948
Location of Changbhakar
Changbhakar State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Capital Bharatpur
 •  Established c. 1790
 •  Independence of India 1948
 •  1901 2,347 km2 (906 sq mi)
 •  1901 19,548 
Density 8.3 /km2  (21.6 /sq mi)
Today part of Koriya district, Chhattisgarh
Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 369

Changbhakar State, also known as Chang Bhakar, was one of the princely states of British Empire in India in the Chhattisgarh States Agency.[1] It included 117 villages and had an area of 2,330 square kilometres (899 sq mi) with a 1941 population of 21,266 people. Bharatpur was the capital of the princely state.


In 1790 Changbhakar zamindari or estate was carved out of Koriya State. After the Anglo-Maratha war in the early nineteenth century, Changbhakar became a tributary state of British India. Changbhakar estate was recognized as a state in 1819. It was placed under Chota Nagpur States. In October 1905, it was transferred and brought under the control of the Commissioner of Chhattisgarh division of Central Provinces. It acceded to the Union of India in January 1, 1948 and was placed under Surguja district of Central Provinces and Berar. Presently it is a Subdivision and a Tehsil of Koriya district of Chhattisgarh state.[2]


The rulers were Rajputs of the Chauhan dynasty. They had been formerly addressed as 'Raja', but from 1865 they used the title of 'Bhaiya'.

  • 1819 - 18.. Man Singh Deo
  • 1848 - 1865 Janjit Singh Deo
  • 1 Dec 1865 - 1897 Balabhadra Singh Deo (b. c.1825 - d. ....)
  • 1897 - 1932 Mahabir Singh Deo (b. 1879 - d. 1932)
  • 1932 - 1947 Krishna Pratap Singh Deo
  • 1932 - 1946 .... -Regent


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Coordinates: 23°44′N 81°49′E / 23.733°N 81.817°E / 23.733; 81.817