Gondal State

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Gondal State
Princely State of British India

1634–1949

Coat of arms of Gondal

Coat of arms

Location of Gondal
Location of Gondal State in Saurashtra
History
 •  Established 1634
 •  Independence of India 1949
Area
 •  1831 2,652 km2 (1,024 sq mi)
Population
 •  1831 205,840 
Density 77.6 /km2  (201 /sq mi)
Interior of the Naulakha Palace.
Maharaja Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji (1865 - 1944)
A bracket figure at the Naulakha Palace.

Gondal State was one of the eight first class princely states of Kathiawar Agency during Bombay Presidency. The capital was Gondal town.

History[edit]

Gondal State was established in 1634 AD by Thakore Shri Kumbhoji I Meramanji from the Jadeja dynasty, who received Ardoi and other villages from his father Meramanji.[citation needed]

With his fourth descendant Kumbhoji IV, the State raised itself, by acquiring the parganas of Dhoraji, Upleta, Sarai, and Patanvav,among others.[citation needed] The last ruler of Gondal State, Maharaja Bhojrajji Bhagwatsimhji, signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[1]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Gondal were Thakurs of the Jadeja dynasty who had the right to an 11 gun salute. They bore the title 'Thakur Sahib' from 1866 onwards.[2]

Thakurs[edit]

Tenure Name (birth-death)
1648 - 1713 Sagramji I Kumbhoji (b. 1634 - d. 1713)
1713 - 1752 Haloji Sagramji (b. 1676 - d. 1752)
1752 - 1789 Kumbhoji II Haloji (b. 1712 - d. 1789)
1789 - 1791 Muluji Sagramji (Malubhai Sahib) (b. 1754 - d. 1791)
1791 - 1800 Dajibhai Muluji (b. 1775 - d. 1800)
1800 - 1812 Devaji Sagramji (Devabhai Sahib) (b. 1769 - d. 1812)
1812 - 1814 Nathuji Devaji (Nathubhai Sahib) (d. 1814)
1814 - 1821 Kanuji Devaji (b. ... - d. 1821)
1821 - 1841 Chandrasimhji Devaji (Motibhai Sahib) (b. 1797 - d. 1841)
1841 - 1851 Bhanabhai Devaji (d. 1851)
1851 - 1866 Sagramji II Devaji (Sagramji Bhanabhai) (b. 1822 - d. 1869)

Thakur Sahibs[edit]

Tenure Name (birth-death)
1866 - 14 Dec 1869 Sagramji II Devaji (s.a.)
14 Dec 1869 - 10 Mar 1944 Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji (b. 1865 - d. 1944)
(from 15 Feb 1887, Sir Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji)
(personal style Maharaja from 1 Jan 1888)
10 Mar 1944 - 15 Aug 1947 Bhojrajji Bhagwatsimhji (b. 1883 - d. 1952)
(personal style Maharaja)

Regency[edit]

  • 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])

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°58′12″N 70°48′00″E / 21.9700°N 70.8000°E / 21.9700; 70.8000