|Sub-agency of the Central India Agency|
|•||Abolition of the Western Malwa Agency||1895|
|•||Merger into Madhya Bharat||1947|
|•||1881||31,000 km2 (11,969 sq mi)|
|Density||48.8 /km2 (126.3 /sq mi)|
|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.|
Malwa Agency was an administrative section of British India's Central India Agency. The headquarters of the political agent was at Mandsaur (Mandasor) / Neemuch (Nimach). The other chief towns of the region were : Ratlam and Jaora.
The Malwa Agency was formed in 1895 out of princely states in the Northern Malwa region formerly under the authority of the British agent for Indore and the abolition of the Western Malwa Agency which had been a sub-agency of the Central India Agency since 1854.
The Dewas States (Senior & Junior) were added to Malwa Agency in 1907. In 1925 Malwa Agency was amalgamated with Bhopawar Agency to form the Malwa and Bhopawar Agency, renamed the Malwa and Southern States Agency in 1927. The Dewas States were transferred to Bhopal Agency in 1931, and in 1934 the agency was once again renamed Malwa Agency.
After Indian independence in 1947, the rulers of these states acceded to the Government of India and were amalgamated into the new Indian state of Madhya Bharat. Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh state on November 1, 1956.
Princely states and estates
The agency included :
Salute states, by precedence :
- Jaora State, title Nawab, Hereditary salute of 13-guns
- Ratlam State, title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns (13-guns local)
- Jhabua State, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
- Sitamau State, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
- Sailana State, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
Non-salute states :
- Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
- Sir William Wilson Hunter. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. London: Trübner & co., 1885.