Banswara State

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Banswara State
बाँसवाड़ा रियासत
Princely State of British India
1527–1949
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Banswara
Banswara State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1527
 •  Independence of India 1949
Area
 •  1901 4,160 km2 (1,606 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 165,350 
Density 39.7 /km2  (102.9 /sq mi)
Today part of Rajasthan, India

Banswara State was a princely state in India during the British Raj. It was located in what is today the state of Rajasthan. The rulers belonged to the Sisodia clan.

History

Banswara State was founded in 1527.[1] Banswara was established by Udai Singh, the ruler of Bagar as a domain for his son Jagmal Singh.

In 1913 a section of Adivasi Bhils revolted under the headship of a social reformer Govindgiri and Punja which was suppressed in November, 1913. Hundreds of Bhils were shot dead at the Mangarh hillock where they were holding a peaceful meeting. The place has become sacred and is better known as the Mangarh Dham. In 1949 Banswara was merged into the Indian Union.[2]

Rulers

The rulers of the state bore the title 'Maharawal' from 1688 onwards. Banswara State became a British protectorate on 16 November 1818.[1]

Thakur Sahibs

  • 1688 – 1706: Ajab Singh (b. 16.. – d. 1706)
  • 1706 – 1713: Bhim Singh (d. 1713)
  • 1713 – 1737: Bishan Singh (d. 1737)
  • 1737 – 1747: Udai Singh II (d. 1747)
  • 1747 – 1786: Prithvi Singh (d. 1786)
  • 1786 – 1816: Bijai Singh (b. 17.. – d. 1816)
  • 1816 – 1819: Umaid Singh (d. 1819)
  • 1819 – 6 Nov 1838: Bhawani Singh (b. c.1803 – d. 1838)
  • 6 Nov 1838 – 2 Feb 1844: Bahadur Singh (b. c.1788 – d. 1844)
  • 2 Feb 1844 – 29 Apr 1905: Lakshman Singh (b. 1835 – d. 1905)
  • 2 Feb 1844 – 1856: .... – Regent
  • 29 Apr 1905 – 27 Dec 1913: Shambhu Singh (b. 1868 – d. 1913)
  • 27 Dec 1913 – 28 Jul 1944: Prithvi Singh (b. 1888 – d. 1944) (from 2 Jan 1933, Sir Prithvi Singh)
  • 29 Jul 1944 – 15 Aug 1947: Chandra Vir Singh (b. 1909 – d. 1985)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Princely States of India
  2. ^ History of Banswara

External links

  • Indian Princely States - CRW Flags Inc. - Banswara
  • Wikisource "Banswara". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 355. 

Coordinates: 23°33′N 74°27′E / 23.55°N 74.45°E / 23.55; 74.45

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