Wadhwan State

Wadhwan was a princely state during the British Raj.

Wadhwan State
વઢવાણ રિયાસત
Princely State of British India
1630–1948
Flag of Wadhwan
Flag
Coat of arms of Wadhwan
Coat of arms
SaurashtraKart.jpg
Location of Wadhwan State in Saurashtra
Area 
• 1931
627 km2 (242 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
42,602
History 
• Established
1630
• Accession to the Indian Union
1948
Succeeded by
India

The town of Wadhwan in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat was its capital.[1] Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[2]

HistoryEdit

Wadhwan was founded as a state around 1630. It became a British protectorate in 1807. The rulers of the state bore the title 'Thakur Sahib'.[citation needed]

RulersEdit

Rulers were styled 'Thakur Sahib'[3]

  • 1681 – 1707 Bhagatsinhji Udaisinhji
  • 1707 – 1739 Arjansinhji Madhavsinhji (d. 1739)
  • 1739 – 1765 Sabalsinhji Arjansinhji II (d. 1765)
  • 1765 – 1778 Chandrasinhji Sabalsinhji (d. 1778)
  • 1778 – 1807 Prithirajji Chandrasinhji (d. 1807)
  • 1807 – 1827 Jalamsinhji Prithirajji (d. 1827)
  • 1827 – 1875 Raisinhji Jalamsinhji (d. 1875)
  • 1875 – 5 May 1885 Dajiraji Chandrasinhji (b. 1861 – d. 1885)
  • 20 May 1885 – 25 May 1910 Balsinhji Chandrasinhji (b. 1863 – d. 1910)
  • 25 May 1910 – 22 Feb 1918 Jashwantsinhji Becharsinhji (d. 1918)
  • 22 Feb 1918 – 1934 Jorawarsinhji Jashwantsinhji (b. 1899 – d. 1934)
  • 1934 – 15 Aug 1947 Surendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji (b. 1922 – d. 1983)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Princely States of India
  2. ^ Wadhwan State – Princely State (9 gun salute)
  3. ^ "Indian Princely States K-Z". www.worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 15 August 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°25′N 71°25′E / 22.42°N 71.41°E / 22.42; 71.41