Pratapgarh State

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This article is about the pricely State in Rajasthan. For its namesake estate in Oudh, see Pratapgarh Estate.
Pratapgarh State
प्रतापगढ़ रियासत
Princely State of British India
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh State (Partabgarh) in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 •  Established 1425
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1949
 •  1901 2,303 km2 (889 sq mi)
 •  1901 52,025 
Density 22.6 /km2  (58.5 /sq mi)
Today part of Rajasthan, India
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
View of the Old Palace, Pratapgarh.

Pratapgarh State, also known as 'Partabgarh', was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded in 1425 as Kanthal state and was later renamed after its capital located in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan.

Pratapgarh was a 15 gun salute princely state; its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 7 April 1949.[1]


Maharana Kumbha ruled Chittorgarh in the 14th century. Due to a dispute with his younger brother Kshemkarn he expelled him from his territory. Kshemkarn's family was refugee for some time and lived in the Aravalli Range in the southern area of Rajasthan. In 1425 Kanthal state was founded. In 1514 Rajkumar Surajmal became the ruler of Devgarh, and this raj later came to be known as Pratapgarh raj. As the environment of Devgarh was not found to be suitable by the royal family, one of the descendants of Raja Surajmal, Rajkumar Pratap Singh started to build a new town near Devgarh in 1698 and named it Pratapgarh.[2]


The rulers of Pratapgarh belonged to the Sisodia dynasty of Rajputs. They had the right to a 15 gun salute.[3]


  • 1775 - 1844 Sawant Singh
  • 1844 - 1864 Dalpat Singh
  • 1864 - 15 Feb 1890 Udai Singh
  • 1890 - 18 Jan 1929 Raghunath Singh (b. 1857 - d. 1929)
  • 1929 - 15 Aug 1947 Ram Singh (b. 1908 - d. 1949)[4]

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Coordinates: 24°02′N 74°47′E / 24.03°N 74.78°E / 24.03; 74.78