Sitamau State

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Sitamau State
सीतामऊ रियासत
Princely State of British India
1701–1948
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Sitamau
Sitamau State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1701
 •  Accession to the Indian Union 1948
Area
 •  1901 523 km2 (202 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 986,582 
Density 1,886.4 /km2  (4,885.7 /sq mi)
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Sitamau State [1] was a princely state of the British Raj before 1947. Its capital was in Sitamau town, Mandsaur district, Madhya Pradesh. The total area of the state was 523 square kilometres.[2]

History[edit]

Sitamau State was founded in 1701. On 5 January 1819 it became a British protectorate.[3] Sitamau State belonged to Malwa Agency and was an 11-gun salute state. Its rulers were related to the ruling families of Ratlam and Sailana states.

Rulers[edit]

The state was ruled by the Rathore dynasty of Rajputs. The last ruler of Sitamau State signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union and the state became part of India on 15 June 1948.

Rajas[edit]

  • 1701 - 1748 Kesho Das
  • 1748 - 1752 Gaj Singh
  • 1752 - 1802 Fateh Singh
  • 1802 - 1867 Raj Ram Singh I (d. 1867)
  • 1867 - 28 May 1885 Bhawani Singh (b. 1836 - d. 1885)
  • 8 Dec 1885 - 1899 Bahadur Singh
  • 1899 - 9 May 1900 Shardul Singh
  • 11 May 1900 – 15 Aug 1947 Raj Ram Singh II (b. 1880 - d. 1967) (from 11 Dec 1911, Sir Raj Ram Singh II)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 51.
  2. ^ "Sitamau (Princely state)". Indian Princely States website. Retrieved 20 March 2007. 
  3. ^ Indian Princely States

Coordinates: 20°01′N 75°21′E / 20.02°N 75.35°E / 20.02; 75.35