Sonepur State

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Sonepur State
Sonpur State
ସୋନପୁର୍
Princely State of British India
1556–1948

Coat of arms of Sonpur

Coat of arms

Location of Sonpur
Sonepur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1556
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1948
Area
 •  1901 2,347 km2 (906 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 169,877 
Density 72.4 /km2  (187.5 /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. 

Sonepur (Odia: ସୋନପୁର୍; Hindi: सोनपुर), also known as Sonpur State, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. Its ruler was entitled to a nine gun salute.[1] Formerly it was placed under the Central India Agency, but in 1905 it was transferred to the Eastern States Agency.[2] Its capital was Sonepur, the only significant town in the area. The former state's territory is in the present-day Subarnapur district, Odisha.

History[edit]

Sonepur state was founded in 1556. It was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Chauhan dynasty. The state became a British protectorate on 13 Dec 1826. The ruling family was awarded with the title Raja Bahadur for services rendered to the British during the Sambalpur uprising.[3] The last ruler of this princely state signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948.[4]

Rulers[edit]

The ancient rulers of Sonepur State bore the title of 'Raja'. The last two had the title of 'Maharaja'.[5]

Rajas[edit]

  • 1680 - 1700 Purusottam Singh Deo (d. 1700)
  • 1700 - 1725 Raj Singh Deo (d. 1725)
  • 1725 - 1750 Achal Singh Deo (d. 1750)
  • 1750 - 1770 Divya Singh Deo (d. 1770)
  • 1770 - 1771 Jarawar Singh Deo (d. 1771)
  • 1771 - 1786 Sobha Singh Deo (d. 1786)
  • 1786 - 1841 Prithvi Singh Deo (d. 1841)
  • 1802 - 1822 Rani Laxmipriya Devi (f) -Regent
  • 1841 - 9 Sep 1891 Niladhar Singh Deo (b. 1837 - d. 1891)
  • 1841 - 1847 Bapu Dalpat Rai -Regent
  • 1847 - 1855 Rani Gundicha Devi (f) -Regent (d. af.1862)
  • 11 Sep 1891 - 8 Aug 1902 Pratap Rudra Singh (b. 1853 - d. 1902)
  • 8 Aug 1902 - 8 Nov 1908 Bir Mitrodaya Singh Deo (b. 1874 - d. 1937)

Maharajas[edit]

  • 8 Nov 1908 - 29 Apr 1937 Bir Mitrodaya Singh Deo (s.a.) (from 1 Jan 1918, Sir Bir Mitrodaya Singh Deo)
  • 29 Apr 1937 - 15 Aug 1947 Sudhansu Shekhar Singh Deo (b. 1899 - d. 1963)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonepur Princely State (9 gun salute)
  2. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984
  3. ^ Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  4. ^ Rajput Provinces of India - Sonepur
  5. ^ Princely States of India

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 20°50′N 83°55′E / 20.83°N 83.92°E / 20.83; 83.92