|Princely State of British Raj|
Aundh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
|1,298 km2 (501 sq mi)|
|Today part of||Maharashtra, India|
|This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, 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.
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. He played a crucial role in re-capturing Panhala Fort, Ajinkyatara (at Satara), Bhupalgad forts from Mughals during period of 1700–1705.
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. 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.
Aundh's Hindu rulers used the title of "Pant Pratinidhi".
|Foundation of the state Aundh|
|Princes (Rajas), with the title Pant Pratinidhi|
|1777-08-30||1848-06-11||Parashuramrao Shrinivas "Thoto Pant"
(Peshwa prisoner 1806-1818)
|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|
|1944||1948||Parshuram Rao Pant "Appa Sahib"||1912-09-11||1992-10-05|
|The Line is nominally Continued|
|1951||1962||Shrimant Bhagwant Rao Trimbak "Bapu Sahib"||1919||2007-04-08|
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Heir apparent- -Shrimant Bhagwant- rao alias Bapusaheb (nominal)
- Rothermund, Indira (1983). The Aundh Experiment: A Gandhian Grass-roots Democracy. Somaiya Publications.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- Pant, Apa (1989). An Unusual Raja: Mahatma Gandhi and the Aundh Experiment. Sangam Books.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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- Pant, Apa (1990). An Extended Family Or Fellow Pilgrims. Sangam Books.