Wadhwan State

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Wadhwan State
વઢવાણ રિયાસત
Princely State of British India
1630–1948
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Wadhwan
Location of Wadhwan State in Saurashtra
History
 •  Established 1630
 •  Accession to the Indian Union 1948
Area
 •  1931 627 km2 (242 sq mi)
Population
 •  1931 42,602 
Density 67.9 /km2  (176 /sq mi)

Wadhwan was a princely state during the British Raj.

The town of Wadhwan in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat was its capital.[1] Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[2]

History

Wadhwan was founded as a state around 1630. It became a British protectorate in 1807. Wadhwan State was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Jhala dynasty. The rulers of the state bore the title 'Thakur Sahib'.[3]

Rulers

Thakur Sahib

  • 1681 – 1707 Bhagatsinhji Udaisinhji
  • 1707 – 1739 Arjansinhji Madhavsinhji (d. 1739)
  • 1739 – 1765 Sabalsinhji Arjansinhji II (d. 1765)
  • 1765 – 1778 Chandrasinhji Sabalsinhji (d. 1778)
  • 1778 – 1807 Prithirajji Chandrasinhji (d. 1807)
  • 1807 – 1827 Jalamsinhji Prithirajji (d. 1827)
  • 1827 – 1875 Raisinhji Jalamsinhji (d. 1875)
  • 1875 – 5 May 1885 Dajiraji Chandrasinhji (b. 1861 – d. 1885)
  • 20 May 1885 – 25 May 1910 Balsinhji Chandrasinhji (b. 1863 – d. 1910)
  • 25 May 1910 – 22 Feb 1918 Jashwantsinhji Becharsinhji (d. 1918)
  • 22 Feb 1918 – 1934 Jorawarsinhji Jashwantsinhji (b. 1899 – d. 1934)
  • 1934 – 15 Aug 1947 Surendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji (b. 1922 – d. 1983)

See also

References

  1. ^ Princely States of India
  2. ^ Wadhwan State – Princely State (9 gun salute)
  3. ^ Rajput Provinces of India – Wadhwan State (Princely State)

External links

  • Media related to Wadhwan State at Wikimedia Commons
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wadhwan". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 228. 

Coordinates: 22°25′N 71°25′E / 22.42°N 71.41°E / 22.42; 71.41

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