Manda was a zamindari, with lands located near Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in northern India.[1]

Zamindari of Manda
Common languagesHindi
Raja Bahadur of Manda 
• 1542-? (first)
Raja Gudan Deo
• 1941-1947 (last)
Vishwanath Pratap Singh
• Established
• Earliest records
• Independence of India (end of reign)
Preceded by
Succeeded by



The predecessor state of Manikpur was founded in 1180, by Raja Manik Chand, brother of Raja Jai Chand of Kannauj.[2] Raja Gudan Deo, 16th in descent from Raja Manik Chand, established his capital at Manda in 1542.[3] Raja Ram Pratap Singh was granted the hereditary title of Raja Bahadur by the British Raj in January 1913.[4][5] The Last Raja Bahadur of Manda, Ram Gopal Singh, adopted a son named Vishwanath Pratap Singh, who became the 7th Prime Minister of India.[a] There is Manda Khas village near this fort and this fort is situated at a distance of about 500 meters from Police Station Manda. There are also Bharari II, Gauraiya Khurd, Bharatganj villages, hundreds of tourists come here every day. And There is also RSJD Computer Training Institute near the police station, at a distance of 300 meters from Manda Fort, from which every year about 500 students get computer training and make their career.

VP Singh, was the 41st Zamindar of Manda.

Modern scenario


After India got Independence in 1947, as per Indian Union Act (1947) the state merged with Republic of India , and the state was abolished.[7] The first Raja was VP Singh and was the 41st Zamindar and after his death, his son Ajeya Pratap Singh is the 42nd and current Zamindar of the Zamindari.[8]

Ajeya Pratap Singh, is 42nd Zamindar of Manda zamindari.


  1. ^ He was adopted by Raja Gopal Singh of Manda and became the heir-apparent. He became the Raja of Manda at the age of 10 in 1941.[6]


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  2. ^ Majumdar, Ramesh Chandra (1977). Ancient India. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 339. ISBN 978-81-208-0436-4.
  3. ^ Sircar, Dineschandra (1966). Indian epigraphical glossary. Robarts – University of Toronto. Delhi Motilal Banarsidass.
  4. ^ Bhargava, G. S. (1990). Perestroika in India: V.P. Singh's Prime Ministership. Gian Publishing House. ISBN 978-81-212-0330-2.
  5. ^ Thakur, Janardan (1989). V.P. Singh: The Quest for Power. Warbler Books. p. 17.
  6. ^ "Remembering VP Singh on his 86th birthday: A grandson reminds us why India needs its political Siddharth". Firstpost. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Recognition of Trade Unions". Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  8. ^ Man and Life. Institute of Social Research and Applied Anthropology. 1978. p. 33.