Wankaner State

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Wankaner State
વાંકાનેર રિયાસત
Princely State
1807–August 15, 1947
Flag of Wankaner
Flag
Coat of arms of Wankaner
Coat of arms
SaurashtraKart.jpg
Location of Wankaner State in Saurashtra
Area 
• 1931
1,075 km2 (415 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
44259
History 
• Established
1807
• British seizuranity ended
August 15, 1947
Succeeded by
India
Wankaner Palace, built by Maharaja Amarsinhji in the 20th century.

Wankaner State was one of the princely states of India in the historical Halar region of Kathiawar during the period of the British Raj. It was an eleven gun salute state belonging to the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency.[1] Its capital was in Wankaner, located in Rajkot district, present-day Gujarat state. Most of the territory of the state was mountainous.

History[edit]

Wankaner State was founded in 1620 by Sartanji, son of Prathirajji, eldest son of Raj Chandrasinghji of Dhrangadhra (1584–1628).[citation needed]

In 1807 Wankaner State became a British protectorate when Maharana Raj Sahib Chandrasinhji II Kesarisinhji signed a treaty with the British. In 1862 the ruler of the state received a sanad giving the monarch authorization to adopt an heir. The last ruler acceded to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[citation needed]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Wankaner were titled 'Maharana Raj Sahib'.[2][3]

  • 1679 – 1721 Chandrasinhji I Raisinhji (d. 1721)
  • 1721 – 1728 Prithvirajji Chandrasinhji (d. 1728)
  • 1728 – 1749 Kesarisinhji I Chandrasinhji (d. 1749)
  • 1749 – 1784 Bharoji Kesarisinhji (d. 1784)
  • 1784 – 1787 Kesarisinhji II Raisinhji (d. 1787)
  • 1787 – 1839 Chandrasinhji II Kesarisinhji (d. 1839)
  • 1839 – 1860 Vakhatsinhji Chandrasinhji (d. 1860)
  • 1860 – 12 Jun 1881 Banesinhji Jaswantsihnji (b. 1842 – d. 1881)
    • 1860 – 1861 .... -Regent
  • 12 Jun 1881 – 15 Aug 1947 Amarsinhji Banesinhji (b. 1879 – d. 1954) (from 12 Dec 1911, Sir Amarsinhji Banesinhji)
  • 12 Jan 1881 – 1888 Ganpatrao Narayen Laud -Regent
    • 1888 – 18 Mar 1899 .... -Regent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wankaner Princely State (11 gun salute)
  2. ^ Princely States of India
  3. ^ "Indian states before 1947 K-W". www.rulers.org. Retrieved 17 August 2019.

Coordinates: 22°37′N 70°56′E / 22.62°N 70.93°E / 22.62; 70.93