Shahpura State

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State of Shahpura
शाहपुरा रियासत
Princely State
1629–1949
Flag of Shahpura
Flag
Jhalawar-Tonk map.jpg
Shahpura State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1931
1,048 km2 (405 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
54233
History 
• Established
1629
1949
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofRajasthan, India
Maharaja Sri Umaid Singh II (1876-1955).

The State of Shahpura or Princely State of Shahpura[1] was a princely state in Shahpura, Bhilwara during the era of British India. Its relations with the British were managed by the Rajputana Agency. The last ruler of Shahpura signed the accession to join the Indian Union in 1949.

The Haraoti-Tonk Agency, with headquarters at Deoli, dealt with the states of Tonk and Bundi, as well as with the estate of Shahpura.[2][3]

History[edit]

In 1629 the Phulia estate jagir was given to a Sisodia prince called Sujan Singh by the Mughal emperor for his gallant services. Sujan immediately renamed Phulia to Shahpura after his benefactor Shah Jahan.[4]

Its rulers bore the title of "Raja" but were later bestowed with the title of "Raja Dhiraj" by the Maharana of Mewar. In 1908 the average revenue of the state was Rs.3,00,000. The Raja Dhiraj of Shahpura was entitled to a 9 gun salute.[5]

Raja Dhiraj's[edit]

  •  1706 – 27 Dec 1729 Bharat Singh (d. 1730)
  • 27 Dec 1729 – 13 Jan 1769 Umaid Singh I (d. 1769)
  • 14 Jan 1769 – 29 May 1774 Ram Singh (d. 1774)
  • 29 May 1774 – 19 May 1796 Bhim Singh (b. c.1715 – d. 1796)
  • 19 May 1796 – 7 Jul 1827 Amar Singh (b. 1784 – d. 1827)
  • 19 May 1796 – c. 1802 .... -Regent
  • 7 Jul 1827 – 5 Jun 1845 Madho Singh (b. 1813 – d. 1845)
  • 5 Jun 1845 – 23 Jun 1853 Jagat Singh (b. 1837 – d. 1853)
  • 5 Jun 1845 – 18.. Rani Khangarotji (f) -Regent
  • 15 Jul 1853 – 2 Dec 1869 Lakshman Singh (b. 1852 – d. 1869)
  • 23 Jun 1853 – 21 Apr 1870 Rani Mertaniji (f) -Regent (b. c.1832 – d. 1916)
  • 21 Apr 1870 – 24 Jun 1932 Sir Nahar Singh (b. 1855 – d. 1932) (from 1 Jan 1903, Sir Nahar Singh)
  • 21 Apr 1870 – 3 Mar 1876 Rani Mertaniji (f) -Regent (s.a.)
  • 24 Jun 1932 – 3 Feb 1947 Umaid Singh II (b. 1876 – d. 1955)
  • 3 Feb 1947 – 15 Aug 1947 Sudharshandev Singh (b. 1915 – d. 1992)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahpura (Princely State)
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India vol. IV (1907), The Indian Empire, Administrative, Published under the authority of His Majesty's Secretary of State for India in Council, Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Pp. xxx, 1 map, 552
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Rajputana" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 866.
  4. ^ https://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/pager.html?objectid=DS405.1.I34_V22_229.gif
  5. ^ https://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/pager.html?objectid=DS405.1.I34_V22_229.gif

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Coordinates: 25°38′N 74°56′E / 25.63°N 74.93°E / 25.63; 74.93