Siba State

Siba State, was a small independent Indian hill state in the Lower Himalayas. It was centered on the town of Dadasiba, Pragpur tehsil, Kangra district, in modern-day Himachal Pradesh. The state was founded in 1450. In 1849 the territory of Datarpur was added to Siba Jagir (1/3 part of land of Mian Devi Singh) and annexed by the British Raj as 'Dada-Siba'.[1]

Siba State
सिबा
Princely State
1450–1849
History 
• Foundation of the state
1450
• 1/3rd part,Dadu-Siba jagir Annexed by the British Raj
1849
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Guler State
Presidencies and provinces of British India

HistoryEdit

Siba State was founded by Raja Sibarna Chand, a younger brother of the Raja of Guler State about 1450. The state was seized by Guler State in 1808. In 1813 it was untouched by Ranjit Singh of Lahore Sikh Empire of Pañjab (Punjab), although divided into two, one part was left for Raja Govind Singh as Princely state for his sustenance and the second one third part was left for Mian Devi Singh, cousin of Raja Gobind Singh. The native Raja's rule was restored by the British in 1830. One third part of Mian Devi Singh was annexed by the British in 1849.Rest remained with Raja Ram Singh [2]

RulersEdit

The rulers of Siba State had the title Raja.[3]

  • .... - .... Jaswant Chand
  • .... - .... Bhag Singh
  • .... - 1750 Lakel Singh
  • 1750 - 1770 Madho Singh (d. 1770)
  • 1770 - 1800 Sher Singh (d. 1800)
  • 1800 - 1803 Govind Singh (1st time) (d. 1845)
  • 1803 - 1813 occupied by Guler
  • 1813 - 1830 annexed by Pañjab
  • 1830 - 1845 Govind Singh (2nd time) (s.a.)
  • 1845 - 1849 Ram Singh (d. 1875)
  • 1849 - Sunder Singh (migrated to Tantpalan)
  • Birbal Singh
  • 1900-1935 Duni Chand
  • 1935- Nama

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mark Brentnall, ed. The Princely and Noble Families of the Former Indian Empire: Himachal Pradesh. pg. 301
  2. ^ The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  3. ^ Princely states of India

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Coordinates: 31°55′12″N 76°07′03″E / 31.91989°N 76.11749°E / 31.91989; 76.11749