|Princely State of British India|
|•||Annexed by the British Raj||1840|
|Today part of||Uttar Pradesh, India|
|This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.|
Jalaun State was a Maratha princely state in the Bundelkhand region. It was centered on Jalaun, in present-day Jalaun district, Uttar Pradesh. The town was the capital of the state from 1806 to 1840. The last Raja died without issue and Jalaun State was subsequently annexed by the British Raj.
The British occupied the area in 1803 and Jalaun state became a British protectorate in 1806. Many of the inhabitants were Maratha Brahmins, known as 'Dakhini Pandits'. Their ancestors had been at the service of the Maratha Peshwa. Govindrao II, its last ruler, died without issue in 1840 and the state was annexed by the British in the same year.
The fortified post of Kalpi, the former residence of the rulers of Jalaun State, was dismantled in 1860 and its place was taken by a market known as Baithganj. After the annexation the British authorities preferred Orai as capital of the district, claiming that Jalaun was an unhealthy place.
- 1776 - 1822 Govindrao I
- 1822 - 1832 Balarao
- 1831 - 1840 Govindrao II (d. 1840)