Aundh State

Aundh State was a Maratha princely state in the British Raj, in the Deccan States Agency division of the Bombay Presidency.[1][2]

Aundh State
Princely State of British Raj
1699–1948
Flag of Aundh
Flag
Kolhapur-Jath map.jpg
Aundh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1941
1,298 km2 (501 sq mi)
Population 
• 1941
88,762
History 
• Established
1699
1948
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire
India
Today part ofMaharashtra, India
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aundh". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

The Principality of Aundh covered an area of 1298 square kilometers with the population of 88,762 in 1941.[3]

The capital of the state was Aundh.[3]

HistoryEdit

Aundh was a Jagir granted by Chhatrapati Sambhaji to Parshuram Trimbak Pant Pratinidhi, who was a general, administrator and later Pratinidhi of the Maratha Empire during the reign of Chhatrapati Sambhaji and Chhatrapati Rajaram.[4] He played a crucial role in re-capturing Panhala Fort, Ajinkyatara (at Satara), Bhupalgad forts from Mughals during period of 1700–1705.[5]

After the fall of Peshwa rule, the British East India company entered separate treaties in 1820 with all the Jagirdars who were nominally subordinate to the Raja of Satara.[6] Aundh became a princely state when Satara state was abolished by the British under the Doctrine of lapse. The last ruler of the Aundh was Raja Shrimant Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi ("Bala Sahib"). The state joined the Union of India on 8 March 1948.[7][8]

RulersEdit

Aundh's Hindu rulers used the title of "Pant Pratinidhi".

Foundation of the state Aundh
1690[9] / 1699
Princes (Rajas), with the title Pant Pratinidhi[9]
From To Raja Born Died
1697 1718-05-27 Parusharam Trimbak 1660 1718
1718 1746-11-25 Shrinivasrao Parashuram 1687 1746
1746 1754 Jagjivanrao Parashuram 1691 1754
1754 1776-04-05 Shrinivasrao Gangadhar 1776
1776 1777-08-30 Bhagwant Rao 1777
1777-08-30 1848-06-11 Parashuramrao Shrinivas "Thoto Pant"
(Peshwa prisoner 1806-1818)
1777 1848
1848-06-11 1901 Shrinivasrao Parashuram "Anna Sahib" 1833-11-27 1901
1901 1905 Parashuramrao Shrinivas "Dada Sahib" 1858-02-17 1905
1905-11-03 1909-11-04 Gopalkrishnarao Parashuram "Nana Sahib" 1879-01-26
1909-11-04 1947-08-15 Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi "Bala Sahib" 1868-10-24 1951-04-13
Prime-minister[9]
[9]
From To Raja Born Died
1944 1948 Parshuram Rao Pant "Appa Sahib"[10] 1912-09-11 1992-10-05
The Line is nominally Continued
From To Raja Born Died
1951 1962 Shrimant Bhagwant Rao Trimbak "Bapu Sahib"[11] 1919 2007-04-08

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ I. Copland. State, Community and Neighbourhood in Princely North India, c. 1900-1950. Springer. p. 95. Retrieved 26 April 2005.
  2. ^ Ian Copland. The Princes of India in the Endgame of Empire, 1917-1947. Cambridge University Press. p. 214. Retrieved 16 May 2002.
  3. ^ a b Rothermund 1983, p. 9.
  4. ^ Bond 2006, p. 773.
  5. ^ Gurcharn Singh Sandhu (2003). A military history of medieval India. Vision Books. p. 648.
  6. ^ Sumitra Kulkarni (1995). The Satara Raj, 1818-1848: A Study in History, Administration, and Culture. Mittal Publications. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7099-581-4.
  7. ^ "Aundh Princely State". Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  8. ^ Rothermund 1983, p. xvii.
  9. ^ a b c d Princely States of India A-J
  10. ^ "Aundh princely state rulers". Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  11. ^ Who's who in India, Burma & Ceylon. p. 75. Heir apparent- -Shrimant Bhagwant- rao alias Bapusaheb (nominal)

BibliographyEdit

Coordinates: 17°32′45″N 74°22′30″E / 17.54583°N 74.37500°E / 17.54583; 74.37500