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As of 2001[update] India Subscript textcensus, Samthar had a population of 20,227. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Samthar has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 43%. In Samthar, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Samthar was formerly known as Samshergarh. Samthar State was an independent principality governed by Bargurjar rajputs of suryavanshi lineage who had migrated from Rajasthan. The independent state of Samthar was created by king Chandrabhan Gujar and his grandson Madan Singh, Gurjar, governors of the state of Datia.[unreliable source]
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
- National Information Center, Jhansi. "Samthar".
- "Ranjeet Singh Judeo Gujjar". Times of India.
- "Ranjeet Singh Judeo". Daily Mail UK England.
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