Surgana State

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Surgana State was a princely state of the Bombay Presidency during the era of the British Raj.[1] It was the only state belonging to the Nasik Agency. Its capital was Surgana in Nashik District of present-day Maharashtra.

Surgana State
Princely State of British India
Late 18th century–1948
Flag of Surgana
Flag
Coat of arms of Surgana
Coat of arms
Nasik Agency Surgana State during British India.svg
Surgana State in Nasik Agency during British India
CapitalSurgana
DemonymKoli kshatriya
Area 
• 1901
932.4 km2 (360.0 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
11,532
• 1921
14,912
Legislature 
• Upper house
Pawar
History 
• Established
Late 18th century
1948
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofMaharashtra, India

Surgana State's last ruler signed the instrument of accession to join India in March 1948.

HistoryEdit

Surgana State was founded before the 1800s. Surgana State became a British protectorate in 1818.[2] The British made Bhikaji Rao as the new chief as he helped them against the Marathas. Bhikaji Rao was murdered in the riot caused by the mother of Malharrao and her brother-in-law, Pilaji. Pilaji was captured and executed by the British. The descendants of Malharrao were allowed the share in revenues of the state in 1846 and were granted an allowance grant in 1877. The chief of the state had powers to elect a Representative Member of the Chambers of Princes from 1921 to 1947. In March 1948, the last chief Dhairyashil Rao signed the Gujarat States Merger Agreement and ceded the state to India.

Later Dhairyashil Rao also served as the Member of the Rajya Sabha in 1952–1968 and 1972–1978.

The Princely State was bordered on the south by Peinth in Nasik, and in the west by the Bansda and Dharampur States.

RulersEdit

The rulers of the state bore the title deshmukh. Surgana State's rulers were said to belong to the Kshatriya Koli .[3][4][5][6][7]

DeshmukhsEdit

  • bf.1800 – 1818 .....
  • 1818 – 1819 Malhar Rao (d. 1819)
  • 1819 – 1820 Bhikaji Rao
  • 1820 – 1854 Jashwant Rao I Bhikaji Rao
  • 1854 – 1867 Muvar Rao
  • 1867 – 2 June 1898 Shankar Rao Ravi Rao (b. 1849 – d. ....)
  • 1898 – 22 June 1930 Pratap Rao Shankar Rao (b. 18 August 1880 – d. 1930)
  • 1930 – 1936 Jashwant Rao II Pratap Rao (b. 1902 – d. ....)
  • April 1936 – 15 August 1947 Dhairyashil Rao Jashwant Rao (b. 1922 – 2003)[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bombay Presidency" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 186.
  2. ^ a b Princely States of India
  3. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Khándesh. Government Central Press. 1880. p. 612.
  4. ^ Lethbridge, Sir Roper (2005). The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical Dictionary of the Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles, and Other Personages, Titled Or Decorated of the Indian Empire. Aakar Books. ISBN 978-81-87879-54-1.
  5. ^ "Maharashtra Gazetteer".
  6. ^ Karr, G. B. SETON (1855). ROUGH NOTES. BOMBAY EDUCATION SOCIETY’S PRESS, BOMBAY. p. 168.
  7. ^ Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government. Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press. 1856.

Coordinates: 20°34′N 73°37′E / 20.57°N 73.62°E / 20.57; 73.62