Tori Fatehpur (Hindi: टोडी फतेहपुर or टोडी फ़तेहपुर), also known as Tori, was a princely state in India during the British Raj. It was one of the Hasht-Bhaiya Jagirs, under the Bundelkhand Agency of British India.[1] Today it is part of Jhansi District in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Tori Fatehpur
Princely Estate (Jagir)
Flag of Tori-Fatehpur

Tori Fatehpur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1901
93 km2 (36 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
Succeeded by

History edit

Tori Fatehpur State was founded in the Bundelkhand region in 1812 by a descendant of the royal family of Orchha Diwan Rai Singh of Baragaon near Jhansi. He had eight sons who were granted Jagirs, including Dhurwai, Bijna, and Tori Fatehpur.[2]

Tori Fatehpur is on a hill near Gursarai, about 100 km from Jhansi. The fort on the hill is more than 300 years old.[3]

A part royal family started living in a town near Jhansi in the late 1880s after a massive drought and adapted a name “Biswari” for survival. After drought state lost all of its trade and other sources of fortune which resulted in downfall of state.

After Indian independence, on 1 January 1950, Tori Fatehpur acceded to the Republic of India and was merged into the Indian state of Vindhya Pradesh.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ P. K. Bhattacharyya, Historical Geography of Madhya Pradesh from Early Records, P. 52
  2. ^ Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908
  3. ^ Tori Fatehpur

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