Chaube Jagirs

The Chaube Jagirs, also known as 'Kalinjar Chaubes', jagir states were a group of five feudatory states of Central India during the period of the British Raj. They were a British protectorate from 1823 to 1947 and belonged to the Bagelkhand Agency. Their last rulers acceded to India in 1948.[citation needed]

Chaube Jagirs
Kothi-Bhaisunda map.jpg
The area of the Chaube Jagirs in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1901
247 km2 (95 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
Succeeded by
Flag of Bhaisunda Jagir


Chaube Mahal, built by Mandhata Chaube beside Kalinjar fort

Once under the service of Raja Chhatrasal of Panna State, appointed Mandhata Chaube as the killedar of the fort Kalinjar whose father Gangaram Chaube accompanied

Chhatrasal as his commander when he raised the banner of revolt against the Mughals in Bundelkhand. Mandhata also repel many Mughal attempts to occupy the fort. Once when Kherandesh Khan, the faujdar of Itawa, attacked Kalinjar in 1701. He, however, could not able capture the fort Kalinjar because of Mandhata's stiff resistance.[1] Later Chaube Brahmin officials rose from gentry to nobility. The owners of the first four estates were descendants of Ram Kishan, the former governor of Kalinjar under Raja Hirde Sah of Panna. Ram Kishan Chaube failed the siege of Kalinjar Ali Bahadur I died during the long seize but not successful in his efforts later Chaubes occupied the fort for themselves and Ram Kishan assert Independence.[citation needed]

In 1862 the jagirdars were granted a sanad of adoption. The rule was that when there were no heirs the estate was split between the other members. Initially there were nine principalities but in 1839 two were already extinguished. In 1855 one estate was seized owing to the implication of the ruler in a murder case. Also in 1864 another principality was extinguished and thus only five remained. [2]

The Jagirs were under the Bundelkhand Agency of the Central India Agency until 1896 when they were transferred to the Baghelkhand Agency.[3] In 1931 they were transferred back to the Bundelkhand Agency.[4]

Chaube estatesEdit

The estates were:

Annexed by the BritishEdit

Three states were confiscated by the British:[citation needed]

  • Purwa with 9 villages and an area of 53.18 km2 (annexed in 1855)
  • Nayagaon with 18 villages and an area of 65.11 km2 (annexed in 1864).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Life and Times of Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundela.
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer p. 1414.
  3. ^ Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908
  4. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India

Coordinates: 25°05′N 80°50′E / 25.083°N 80.833°E / 25.083; 80.833