Mewar Residency was a political subdivision of Rajputana Agency in British India.[1] After treaty relations between Mewar and the East India Company commenced in 1818, the British government created a political sub-division known as Mewar Agency with its headquarters in Nimuch. In 1860–61, the headquarters were moved to Udaipur and, in 1881–82, the designation was changed from 'Agency' to 'Residency.'[2] As of 1908, the Mewar Residency consisted of the four states of Udaipur, Banswara, Dungarpur, and Partabgarh,[3] with headquarters in Udaipur.[1]

Map of Rajputana Agency, showing Ajmer-Mewar, 1909

The Western Rajputana States Agency, which included the states of Banswara, Dungarpur and Partabgarh,[4] was part of Mewar Residency until 1906, before it separated.

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  1. ^ a b Imperial Gazetteer of India: Provincial Series Rajputana. Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing. 1908. pp. 106–168.
  2. ^ Gupta, R.K.; Bakshi, S.R., eds. (2008). Studies in Indian History: Rajasthan Through the Ages Vol. 5. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons. p. 65. ISBN 9788176258418.
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Udaipur" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 554.
  4. ^ Rajputana – Administration The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908, v. 21, p. 143.
  • Gazetteers of Mewar Residency, Published by International Documentation Centre, 1906.
  • Rajputana Gazetteers, Vol. II-A & Vol. II-B : The Mewar Residency/text and statistical tables compiled by K.D. Erskine. First published in 1908. 1992.
  • Later Mewar, by Ramavallabh Somani. Published by Shantidevi Somani, 1985.
  • Mewar Residency, by Rajputana (Agency), R.D. Erskine. Published by Vintage Books, 1996. ISBN 81-85326-54-1. Online at Digital Library of India

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