Daphlapur State

Daphlapur State, also spelled Daflepur, was a Hindu petty princely state of British India. It was a former Maratha territory, one of the former Southern Maratha Jagirs[1] (feudal estates).

Daphlapur State
Princely State of British India
1686–1917
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Daphlapur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1881
249 km2 (96 sq mi)
Population 
• 1881
6006
History 
• Established
1686
• Annexation by Jath State
1917
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire
Jath State
Today part ofMaharashtra, India

Daphlapur State and neighbouring Jath State were the only two states belonging to the Bijapur Agency under the Bombay Presidency,[2] which later would become part of the colonial Deccan States Agency.

The state had six villages with an area of only 249 square kilometres (96 sq mi) and a population of 6,006 inhabitants in 1881.[2]

HistoryEdit

The state was founded in 1680 as Daphlapur.[3] Following British rule in the area it came under the collector of Bijapur District, together with larger Jath State. The third widow of the last ruler, Ranibai Lakshmibai Saheb, died without succession and the dynasty line of the state became extinguished. Then Daphlapur ended up being annexed by Jath State on 27 January 1917.[3]

RulersEdit

The rulers of the state belonged to the Dafle dynasty[citation needed] and bore the (rarely modest) title of Deshmukh.

On 27 January 1917, the state was incorporated into Jath, whose rulers (also styled Deshmukh) shared the same Dafle bloodline, owing to lack of succession[3] and were awarded a Privy Purse of 49,924 Rupees. The joint state ceased to exist on 8 March 1948 by accession to Bombay state.

DeshmukhsEdit

  • 1680 – 1703 Satvaji Rao I (d. 1706)
  • 1703 – 1704 Bovaji Rao (d. 1704)
  • 1704 – 1748 Yesu Bai "Au Sahib" (female) (d. 1754)
  • 1748 – 1759 Yeshwant Rao (d. 1759)
  • 1759 – 1790 Amrit Rao I (d. 1790)
  • 1790 – 1810 Khanji Rao (b. 17.. – d. 1810)
  • 1810 – 1822 Renuka Bai (female) – Regent (d. 1822) (administrator from 1816)
  • 1822 – December 1885 Satvaji Rao II (b. 1797 – d. 1885)
  • Dec 1885 – 13 Jan 1917 Ranibai Lakshmibai Saheb (female) (b. 1834 – d. 1917)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bombay Presidency" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 186.
  2. ^ a b Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 8, p. 173.
  3. ^ a b c WorldStatesmen- Princely States of India A-J

Coordinates: 17°0′N 75°07′E / 17.000°N 75.117°E / 17.000; 75.117