Muli State was a princely state in subsidiary alliance with British India. It was ruled by the Parmar clan of the Rajputs.

Muli State
Princely state of British India
1470–1950
Coat of arms of Muli State
Coat of arms
CapitalMuli
Area 
• 1901
344 km2 (133 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
16,390
History 
• Established
1470
1950
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofIndia

The state was originally ruled by Sodha branch of the Parmar Rajputs which was founded in 1470s. It subsequently remained under the suzerainty of bigger states. It became a princely state during the rule of Britishers in the subcontinent.

After Indian independence in 1947, the rulers of Muli acceded to the Union of India.

History

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The rulers of Muli belonged to the Sodha dynasty, which is originally a branch of Paramara dynasty. They settled in the Gujarat and carved out an Independent state for themselves. They are said to have started out as feudatories of the Vaghela dynasty.[1]

The Muli is famous for a battle over a wounded partridge. Stone Memorials at Muli commemorate the event when two communities fought over a partridge leading to the death of an estimated 200 persons. The incident goes back to 1474,[2] when members of the Chabad community, who were tribal hunters shot a partridge, which was wounded and saved by a lady named Jombai who was the mother of Lakhdhirji, the then ruler of the Muli State. She found the injured bird lying behind the presiding deity of their community, and hence refused to hand over the bird. The ensuring battle led to many deaths and stone memorials are still found in Muli. The caste identity of each of those killed in inscribed in the memorials. Since then, Parmar Rajputs of Muli vowed never to kill a partridge.

Rulers

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The rulers of Muli used the title Thakore Saheb.

  • Laghdhirsinhji I – 1st HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Ramasinhji (Ramaji) I – 2nd HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Bhojrajsinhji (Bhojaji) I – 3rd HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Samantsinhji – 4th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Bhojrajsinhji II (Bhojaji) – 6th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Chachoji (Sesaji) – 7th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Ratansinhji II – 8th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Karansinhji – 9th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Jagdevsinhji – 10th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Ramasinhji III – 11th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Raisinhji – 12th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Ratansinhji III – 13th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Kalyansinhji I – 14th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Munjaji III – 15th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Ratansinhji IV – 16th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Kalyansinhji II – 17th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Ramasinhji – 18th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Vakhatsinhji – 19th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Sartansinhji Rambhai – 20th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Himmatsinhji Sartansinhji – 21st HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Harischandrasinhji Dharmendrasinhji – 22nd HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Dharmendrasinhji Harischandrasinhji – 23rd HH Thakore Saheb of Muli
  • Jitendrasinhji Dharmendrasinhji – 24th HH Thakore Saheb of Muli. Yuvraj Saheb Ranjitsinhji is the current heir to the throne of Muli.

References

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  1. ^ Singh, Rajvi Amar (1992). Mediaeval History of Rajasthan: Western Rajasthan. Rajvi Amar Singh. p. 202. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  2. ^ Mahurkar, Uday (13 June 2005). "The story of people of Muli in Gujarat who died to save a partridge". India Today. Retrieved 5 June 2020.

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