Pratapgarh State

Pratapgarh State, also known as 'Partabgarh', was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded in 1425 as Kanthal state and was later renamed after its capital located in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan.

Pratapgarh State
प्रतापगढ़ रियासत
Princely State of British India
1425–1949
Flag of Pratapgarh
Flag
Coat of arms of Pratapgarh
Coat of arms
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Pratapgarh State (Partabgarh) in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1901
2,303 km2 (889 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
52,025
History 
• Established
1425
1949
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofRajasthan, India
View of the Old Palace, Pratapgarh.

Pratapgarh was a 15 gun salute princely state; its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 7 April 1949.[1]

HistoryEdit

Maharana Kumbha ruled Chittorgarh in the 14th century. Due to a dispute with his younger brother Kshemkarn he expelled him from his territory. Kshemkarn's family was refugee for some time and lived in the Aravalli Range in the southern area of Rajasthan. In 1425 Kanthal state was founded. In 1514 Rajkumar Surajmal became the ruler of Devgarh, and this raj later came to be known as Pratapgarh raj. As the environment of Devgarh was not found to be suitable by the royal family, one of the descendants of Raja Surajmal, Rajkumar Pratap Singh started to build a new town near Devgarh in 1698 and named it Pratapgarh.[2]

RulersEdit

They had the right to a 15 gun salute.[citation needed]

MaharawatEdit

  • 1775 – 1844: Sawant Singh
  • 1844 – 1864: Dalpat Singh
  • 1864 – 15 Feb 1890: Udai Singh
  • 1890 – 18 Jan 1929: Raghunath Singh (b. 1857 – d. 1929)
  • 1929 – 15 Aug 1947: Ram Singh (b. 1908 – d. 1949)[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Pratapgarh State at Wikimedia Commons
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Partabgarh" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 20 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 869.

Coordinates: 24°02′N 74°47′E / 24.03°N 74.78°E / 24.03; 74.78