Charkhari State

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Charkhari State
चरखारी रियासत
Princely State of British India
1765–1950
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Charkhari State
Charkhari State

Charkhari State is a town in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh state, India.

Geography

Charkhari is located at 25.4°N 79.75°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 184 metres (603 feet). Charkhari is also known as the 'Kashmir of Bundelkhand'. The town is surrounded by many lakes.[2]

History

Main article: Charkhari State Charkhari State was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded in 1765 by Bijai Bahadur, a Rajput of Bundela clan. On India’s independence, this Princely state was acceded to India.[3]

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[4] Charkhari had a population of 23,823. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Charkhari has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 68% and female literacy of 47%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Charkhari State India heritage hub India heritage hub "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. External links

Charkhari State Heritage Society

state in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1765
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1950
Area
 •  1901 2,279 km2 (880 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 123,254 
Density 54.1 /km2  (140.1 /sq mi)
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Charkhari". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 891. 

Charkhari State, was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj.[1] On India’s independence, this Princely state acceded to India. Currently Charkhari town, the former state's capital, is a part of Uttar Pradesh state.

History[edit]

Charkhari State was founded in 1765 by Saurabh Singh Bundela, a Rajput of the Bundela clan, as an offshoot of Panna State. The last ruler of this Princely state signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.[2]

Rulers[edit]

In 1804, under Raja Bikramajit Singh (1782–1829) rule, the state became a British protectorate.[3]

Rajas[edit]

  • 1765 - 1782 Khuman Singh (b. ... - d. 1782)
  • 1782 - Nov 1829 Bikramajit Singh (b. ... - d. 1829)
  • 1829 - 1860 Ratan Singh
  • 1860 - 1880 Jai Singh Deo (b. ... - d. 1880)

Maharajas[edit]

  • 1880 - 6 Jul 1908 Malkhan Singh (b. 1872 - d. 1908)
  • 6 Jul 1908 - 1914 Jujhar Singh
  • 1914 - 5 Oct 1920 Ganga Singh
  • 1920 - 8 Nov 1941 Arimardan Singh (b. 1903 - d. 1941)
  • 8 Nov 1941 - 15 Aug 1947 Jayendra Singh (b. ... - d. 1977)
Present Ruler : Jayant Singh Judeo

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Coordinates: 25°24′N 79°45′E / 25.4°N 79.75°E / 25.4; 79.75