Khairagarh State (Hindi: खैरागढ़) was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj.[1] Khairagarh town in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh was the capital of the state and the see of the Raja's residence.[2]

Khairagarh State
खैरागढ़ रियासत
Princely State of British India
1833–1948
Flag of Khairagarh
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Kawarda-Khairagarh-Imperial Gazetteer.jpg
Khairagarh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1931
1,033 km2 (399 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
157400
History 
• Established
1833
1948
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofRajnandgaon district, Chhattisgarh

HistoryEdit

Khairagarh estate was founded in 1833. In 1898 Khairagarh estate was recognized as a state.[3] Most of the inhabitants of the state were Gonds, Lodhis, Chamars and Ahirs distributed in 497 small villages besides the main town.[4] The rulers were Rajputs of the Nagavanshi dynasty.[5] Khairagarh State's last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948.

RulersEdit

The rulers of the princely state of Khairagarh bore the title of 'Raja'.[6]

  • 1898 - 7 Oct 1908 Kamal Narayan Singh (b. 1867 - d. 1908)
  • 8 Oct 1908 – 22 Oct 1918 Lal Bahadur Singh (b. 1889 - d. 1918)
  • 8 Oct 1908 – 13 Dec 1912 .... -Regent
  • 22 Oct 1918 – 15 Aug 1947 Birendra Bahadur Singh (b. 1914 - d. ....)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Khairagarh" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 769.
  2. ^ Princely States of India
  3. ^ S. N. Sadasivan, Political and Administrative Integration of Princely States, p. 14
  4. ^ The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India
  5. ^ Rajput Provinces of India - Khairagarh (Princely State)
  6. ^ Khairagarh Princely State

Coordinates: 21°25′N 80°58′E / 21.42°N 80.97°E / 21.42; 80.97