The Kingdom of Narsinghgarh or later Narsinghgarh State was a kingdom and later a princely state in subsidiary alliance with British India. It was ruled by Umath branch of the Parmar Rajputs.[1]

Narsinghgarh State
नरसिंहगढ़ राज्य
Princely State
1681–1948
Flag of Narsinghgarh
Flag
Coat of arms of Narsinghgarh
Coat of arms

Narsinghgarh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
CapitalNarsinghgarh
Area 
• 1948
1,920 km2 (740 sq mi)
Population 
• 1948
140,000
History 
• Established
1681
1948
Succeeded by
India
Narsinghgarh fort, the official Residence of the rulers of the state until Raja Bhanu Prakash Singhji shifted to the Bhanu Niwas Palace in the town in 1962

It formed an enclave within Rajgarh State and was placed administratively under the Bhopal Agency subdivision of the Central India Agency.[2] The state covered an area of 1,920 square kilometres (740 sq mi) and had a population of 92,093 and an average revenue of Rs.5,00,000 in 1901.[3][2][4]

The state capital was the town of the same name, Narsinghgarh.[1]

History

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The coat of arms of Narsinghgarh State

The State of Narsinghgarh was carved out of the state of Rajgarh State by Paras Ramji, the younger brother of the then Ruler of Rajgarh, Rawat Mohan Singhji in 1681.

During the 18th century, the state was a feudatory to the Holkar rulers of Indore State, but in 1872 Narsinghgarh was recognized as a princely state by British India .

After Indian independence in 1947, the rulers of Narsingarh acceded to the Union of India, and the principality was incorporated into the new state of Madhya Bharat in 1948, which subsequently became Madhya Pradesh state on 1 November 1956.

List of Rulers

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The rulers of Narsinghgarh State were styled 'Raja', and were entitled to an 11-gun salute.[5]

Rajas

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  • Rawat Paras Ramji (1681–95)
  • Rawat Dalel Singhji (1695)
  • Rawat Moti Singhji (1695–1751)
  • Rawat Khuman Singhji (1751–66)
  • Rawat Achal Singhji (1766–95)
  • Rawat Sobhagh Singhji (1795–1827)
  • 1872 - Mar 1873 Hanwant Singh (d. 1873)
  • 1873 - Apr 1890 Pratap Singh (d. 1890)
  • 28 Jun 1890 - 1896 Mahtab Singh (b. 1889 - d. 1896)
  • 1896 - 22 Apr 1924 Arjun Singh (b. 1887 - d. 1924) (from 3 Jun 1916, Sir Arjun Singh)
  • 23 Apr 1924 – 15 Aug 1947 Vikram Singh (b. 1909 - d. 1957) (from 1 Jan 1941, Sir Vikram Singh)

References

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  1. ^ a b Imperial Gazetteer of India 1911
  2. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Narsinghgarh" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 242.
  3. ^ "Imperial Gazetteer2 of India, Volume 8, page 125 -- Imperial Gazetteer of India -- Digital South Asia Library".
  4. ^ Narsinghgarh State. Vol. 18. 1911. p. 383. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Rajput Provinces of India - Narsinghgarh

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