Malwa Agency

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Malwa Agency
Sub-agency of the Central India Agency
1895–1947
Area 
• 1881
31,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Population 
• 1881
1511324
History 
• Abolition of the Western Malwa Agency
1895
• Merger into Madhya Bharat
1947
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Western Malwa Agency
Bhopawar Agency
Madhya Bharat

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).[1] The other chief towns of the region were : Ratlam and Jaora.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

The Dewas States (Dewas Senior & Dewas 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 1 November 1956.

Princely states and estates[edit]

The agency included :

Salute states, by precedence :

  • Ratlam State, title Maharaja Bahadur, Hereditary salute of 13-guns (15 local)
  • Jaora State, title Nawab, Hereditary salute of 13-guns
  • Sailana State, title Raja Bahadur, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
  • Jhabua State, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
  • Sitamau State, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns


Non-salute states :

Furthermore, it covered certain portions of - Gwalior State Indore State, Tonk State & Dewas States (Senior & Junior)territories

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Malwa" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 518.
  2. ^ Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  3. ^ Sir William Wilson Hunter. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. London: Trübner & co., 1885.