Dhrangadhra State

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DASADA
Princely State of British India
1742–1948
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Location of Dhragandhra State in Saurashtra
Area 
• 1892
3,023 km2 (1,167 sq mi)
Population 
• 1892
100000
History 
• Established
1742
1948
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofIndia
Princely States of India

Dhrangadhra State was a princely state during the British Raj. The town of Dhrangadhra served as its capital. It was also known as Halvad-Dhrangadhra State. Halvad once had been the capital of this state.[1] In 1735, Dhrangadhra was founded as its new capital.

History[edit]

The state was founded as zalawad in 1090 by Harpal Dev Makwana. In 1742 Dhrangadhra, a new capital, was founded and the state was renamed after it. Among the earlier names were Kuwa and Halwad; the state is still sometimes styled Halwad(-Dhrangadhra).[citation needed] In 1820-21, the northern portion of the dhrangadhra was plundered and devastated by Kolis of Vagad of Cutch State.[2][3]

Under the British Raj, the colonial Eastern Kathiawar Agency was in charge of Dhrangadhra, which was a salute state entitled to a Hereditary salute of 13-guns. The state had a population of 100,000 in 1892 on 3,023 Square Kilometers km². The privy purse was fixed at 380,000 Rupees when it ceased to exist by accession to recently independent India's western state Saurashtra (now in Gujarat) on 15 February 1948.[citation needed]

Rulers[edit]

Raj Sahibs of Dhrangadhra[edit]

H.H. Man Singh, Raja of Dhrangadhra, c. 1870s
  • Raisinhji II Pratapsinhji,
  • Gajsinhji II Raisinhji, Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra 1744?45 - death 1782,
  • Jashwantsinhji II Gajsinhji, born 17.. firstborn of the above, 38th Raja 1782 - death 1801;
  • Raniji Jijibai Kunverba - 1758 - 1782
  • Raisinhji III Jashwantsinhji, born 1761 son of the above, 39th Raja 1801 - death 1804
  • Amarsinhji II Raisinhji, born 1782 firstborn of the above, 40th Raj Sahib 1804 - death 9 April 1843
  • Ranmalsinhji Amarsinhji, Raj Sahib 9 April 1843 – death 16 October 1869,
  • Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji, born 1837, Raja 16 Oct 1869 - 2 Dec 1900 (from 1 Jan 1877)
  • 2 Dec 1900 - 8 Feb 1911 Ajitsinhji Jashwantsinhji,
  • TO BE FURTHER ELABORATED
  • 8 Feb 1911 - 1 Jan 1918 Ganshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji (b. 1889 - d. 1942)

Maharaja Shri Raj Sahibs of Dhrangadhra[edit]

  • 1 Jan 1918 - 4 Feb 1942 Sir Ganshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji (s.a.)
  • 4 Feb 1942 – 15 August 1947 Mayurdhwajsinhji Meghrajji III (b. 1923 - d. 2010)[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Surendranagar India. Superintendent of Census Operations, Gujarat - Director, Government Print. and Stationery, Gujarat State, 1964.
  2. ^ Watson, John Whaley (1878). Statistical Account of Dhrángadhrá: Being the Dhrángadhrá Contribution to the Káthiáwár Portion of the Bombay Gazetteer. Education society's Press.
  3. ^ State), Bombay (India : (1884). Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency ... Government Central Press.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  4. ^ "Indian states before 1947 A-J". rulers.org. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Indian Princely States before 1947 A-J". www.worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 17 August 2019.

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Coordinates: 22°59′N 71°28′E / 22.98°N 71.47°E / 22.98; 71.47