Sant State

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Sant State
સંત રિયાસત
Princely State of Pre-Independence India
1255–1948

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History
 •  Established 1255
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1948
Area
 •  1901 1,020 km2 (394 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 59,351 
Density 58.2 /km2  (150.7 /sq mi)
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. 

Sant State (Hindi संत), also known as Sant-Rampur State was one of the Rajput princely states of western India before and a salute state during the colonial British Raj.

History[edit]

The state was founded in 1255 and named after its founder.[1] It had its capital in Santrampur (Sant-Rampur).[2] It was granted a Hereditary 9 gun salute and belonged to the Rewa Kantha Agency of the Bombay Presidency.[3] It covered 1,020 Square Kilometers.

In 1913, the state was rocked by an adivasi (Bhil) uprising led by Govind Giri.[4] Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 10 June 1948, [5] by which it ceased to exist, merging into Gujarat, and was assigned a Privy purse of 112,000 Rupees.

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Sant belonged to the Powar or Parmar Rajput dynasty, believed to have originated in Ujjain.[4] The founder of the family was an individual named Sant, who established himself at Sunth in about the 13th century.[4] The rulers of the state were styled Rana (equivalent to Raja from ca 1870 onward.[6]

  • 1688 - 1705 Mahusinhji
  • 1705 - 1735 Prithisinhji Mahusinhji
  • 1735 - 1753 Ratansinhji II Prithisinhji (died 1753)
  • 1753 - 1774 Badansinhji Ratansinhji (d. 1774)
  • 1774 - 1803 Shivsinhji Badansinhji
  • 1803 - 1819 Keshrisinhji Shivsinhji (d. 1819)
  • 1819 Gajsinhji II Keshrisinhji (d. 1819)
  • 1819 - 1835 Kalyansinhji Shivsinhji (d. 1835)
  • 1835 - 1872 Bhawansinhji Kalyansinhji (b. 1832 - d. 1872
  • 17 April 1873 – 10 January 1896 Pratapsinhji Bhawansinhji (b. 1860 - d. 1896)
  • Joravarsingh, ruler of Sunth State c. 1922
    31 August 1896 - death 22 Dec 1946 Zorawarsinhji Pratapsinh (born 1881 - d. 1946)
  • 22 December 1946 – 15 August 1947 Pravinsinhji Zorawarsinhji (b. 1907 - d. ....)

The line is nominally continued.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chakrabarti, Jadab Chandra (1895). The Native States of India. Calcutta: S.K. Shaw. p. 239. 
  2. ^ Blair, G.W. (1906). Station and Camp Life in the Bheel Country. Belfast: Graham & Heslip. pp. 121–122. 
  3. ^ Sant Princely State (9 gun salute)
  4. ^ a b c Parmar, Ladhabhai Harji (1922). The Rewakantha Directory. Rajkot: Parmar Press. p. 53. 
  5. ^ Princely States of India K-W
  6. ^ Sant (Princely State)

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Coordinates: 23°11′22″N 73°53′34″E / 23.18947°N 73.8928°E / 23.18947; 73.8928