|Princely State of British India|
Coat of arms
|•||Independence of India||1949|
|•||1831||2,652 km2 (1,024 sq mi)|
|Density||77.6 /km2 (201 /sq mi)|
Gondal State was one of the eight first class princely states of Kathiawar Agency, Bombay Presidency in British India. Ruled by a Hindu Rajput dynasty of the Jadeja clan, the capital of the state was Gondal town.
Gondal State was established in 1634 AD by Thakore Shri Kumbhoji I Meramanji from a Hindu Rajput dynasty of the Jadeja clan, who received Ardoi and other villages from his father Meramanji.
With his fourth descendant Kumbhoji IV, the State raised itself, by acquiring the parganas of Dhoraji, Upleta, Sarai, and Patanvav,among others. The last ruler of Gondal State, Maharaja Bhojrajji Bhagwatsimhji, signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.
|1648–1713||Sagramji I Kumbhoji (1634–1713)|
|1713–1752||Haloji Sagramji (1676–1752)|
|1752–1789||Kumbhoji II Haloji (1712–1789)|
|1789–1791||Muluji Sagramji (Malubhai Sahib) (1754–1791)|
|1791–1800||Dajibhai Muluji (1775–1800)|
|1800–1812||Devaji Sagramji (Devabhai Sahib) (1769–1812)|
|1812–1814||Nathuji Devaji (Nathubhai Sahib) (1814)|
|1814–1821||Kanuji Devaji (–1821)|
|1821–1841||Chandrasimhji Devaji (Motibhai Sahib) (1797–1841)|
|1841–1851||Bhanabhai Devaji (1851)|
|1851–1866||Sagramji II Devaji (Sagramji Bhanabhai) (1822–1869)|
|1866 – 14 December 1869||Sagramji II Devaji|
|14 December 1869 – 10 March 1944||Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji (1865–1944)
(from 15 Feb 1887, Sir Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji)
(personal style Maharaja from 1 Jan 1888)
|10 March 1944 – 15 Aug 1947||Bhojrajji Bhagwatsimhji (1883–1952)
(personal style Maharaja)
- 16 Sep 1878 – 24 Aug 1884 Regency
- W. Scott (to Jun 1882)
- Jayashankar Lalshankar (to Feb 1882)
- Bhagvat Sinhji (from Feb 1882)
- Hancock (acting for Scott Dec 1880 - Feb 1881)
- Nutt (from Jun 1882 [and acting for Scott Aug 1881 - Jan 1882])
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Gondal.|
- Harikrishna Laishankar Dave (1867). A Short History of Gondal. Education Society's Press. p. 202.
- Shree Bhagvat Sinhjee golden jubilee committee, Gondal (1934). Gondal's cherished treasures: an account of Shree Bhagvat Sinhjee golden jubilee celebrations. Shree Bhagvat Sinhjee golden jubilee committee.
- Media related to Gondal State at Wikimedia Commons
- Gondal genealogy and History Queensland University