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Santrampur State (Sant State, also spelt Sunth and Soanth) is a former state located in the present-day state of Gujarat, India. It covered an area of approximately 1,367 km2 (528 sq mi) and was bounded on the north by the dominions of Dungarpur and Banswara in Rajputana. On the east was the sub division of Jhalod in the Panch Mahals. On the south it touched the small state of Sanjeli while on the west it was bounded by the State of Lunavada.The State enjoyed a hereditary salute of 9 gun and 11 gun local salute. The rulers of Santrampur are Parmar Rajputs. They claim descent from the Mahipavat branch of the famous Malwa dynasty.
Territory of the Sant State in the period 1800-1950
|1900's||1,367 km2 (528 sq mi)|
According to bardic history, the state was founded in c. 1255 by an individual named Sant who had been forced to leave Jhalod upon the military defeat of his father, Jalamsingh. Sant's brother, Limdev, founded the nearby state of Kadana.
In 1753, The Maharawal of Banswara State, killed the three sons of Rana Ratansinhjii and tried to capture the throne of Sant State; the fourth son who was an infant named Badansinghji was hidden by Kolis of Malwa and grew up in a Koli family. The Maharawal annexed the Sant State in Banswara State and established his army in Sant. After several years, when Badansinghji reached maturity, the Kolis of Malwa attacked the army of Banswara. The Khant Kolis of Malwa defeated the army of Maharawal and threw it out of Sant state. After that, Kolis of Malwa established Rana Badansinghji Pawar at the throne of Sant State.
In 1803, Sant State entered into a defensive treaty with the British Government, but the latter subsequently reneged on the treaty under Lord Cornwallis' policy of not entering alliances with Indian states. Thereafter, on 10 August 1819, Sant State was party to an agreement between Scindia and Lunawada mediated by the British, which effectively made the state a British vassal. The state was placed under the administration of the Rewa Kantha Rewa Kantha Agency in 1825.
The last ruler of Sant State signed the accession to the Indian Union on 10 June 1948, by which the state ceased to exist and merged into Gujarat, and was assigned a Privy purse of 112,000 Rupees.
The Ruler of Sant is entitled to be received by the His Excellency the Viceroy and Governor-General of India and to be received and visited by the His Excellency the Governor of Bombay.
List of RulersEdit
- Rana Santji Jalamsinhji.
- Rana Navghanji Santji.
- Rana Napaji Navghanji.
- Rana Prithisinhji Napaji.
- Rana Surajji Prithisinhji.
- Rana Jesinhji Surajji.
- Rana Akherajji Jesinhji.
- Rana Gajsinhji I Jesinhji.
- Rana Kumbhkaranaji Jesinhji.
- Ramsinhji Kumbharanaji.
- Thakore Jetmalji, Thakore of Hirapur.
- Rana Ramsinhji Kumbharanaji.
- Rana Raymalji Ramsinhji.
- Rana Mandlikji Raymalji.
- Rana Surajmalji Mandlikji.
- Ratansinhji Surajmalji.
- Kumar Shri Vaghsinhji Surajmalji.
- Prithisinhji Vaghsinhji.
- Rana Ratansinhji Surajmalji.
- Rana Prithisinhji Vaghsinhji.
- Rana Sabalsinhji Prithisinhji.
- Rana Gajsinhji I Sabalsinhji.
- Rana Mahusinhji.
- Rana Prithisinhji Mahusinhji.
- Rana Ratansinhji Prithisinhji.
- Rana Badansinhji Ratansinhji.
- Rana Shri Shivsinhji Badansinhji.
- Kesrisinhji Shivsinhji.
- Gajsinhji Kesrisinhji.
- Maharana Kesrisinhji Shivsinhji.
- Maharana Gajsinhji Kesrisinhji.
- Maharana Kalyansinhji Shivsinhji.
- Maharana Bhawanisinhji Kalyansinhji (b. 1832 – d. 1872).
- HH Maharana Pratapsinhji Bhawanisinhji (b. 1860 – d. 1896).
- HH Maharana Jorawarsinhji Pratapsinhji (b. 1881 – d. 1946).
- HH Maharana Pravinsinhji Jorawarsinhji (b. 1907 – d. 1948).
- HH Maharana Krishnakumarsinhji Pravinsinhji (b. 1938 – d. 1991).
- Paranjayadityasinhji Krishnakumarsinhji (b. 1969) married Mandakini Kumari Sahiba (daughter of Digvijay Singhji Sahib Bahadur of Raghogarh) one son and a daughter.
The line is nominally continued.
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