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Bansda State

Bansda State
વાંસદા રિયાસત
Princely State of British India
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Bansda
Bansda, 1896
 •  Established 1781
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1948
 •  1901 557 km2 (215 sq mi)
 •  1901 39,256 
Density 70.5 /km2  (182.5 /sq mi)
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Bansda State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India

Bansda State was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It was under the Surat Agency of the Bombay Presidency.


The state was founded by Virsinhji in 1781 and had its capital in Bansda. Its rulers were Rajputs of the Solanki dynasty. Bansda's last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 10 June 1948.[1]


The rulers of Bansda were titled "Maharaja Sahib" from ca 1829 onwards.[2]

  • .... - 1701 Udaisimhji II
  • 1701 - 1716 Virsimhji I (d. 1716)
  • 1716 - 1739 Ralbhamji (d. 1739)
  • 1739 - 1753 Ghulabsimhji I (d. 1753)
  • 1753 - 1770 Udaisimhji III (d. c.1770)
  • 1770 - 1780 Kiratsimhji Las (d. 1780)
  • 1780 - 1789 Virsimhji II (d. 1789)
  • 1789 - 1793 Naharsimhji (d. 1793)
  • 1793 - 1815 Raisimhji (d. 1815)
  • 1815 - 27 Oct 1828 Udaisimhji IV (d. 1828)
  • 1828 - 16 Jun 1861 Hamirsimhji (b. 1826? - d. 1861)
  • 1861 - 13 Feb 1876 Ghulabsimhji II (b. 1838 - d. 1876)
  • 6 Mar 1876 - 21 Sep 1911 Pratapsimhji Ghulabsimhji (b. 1863 - d. 1911)
  • 21 Sep 1911 - 15 Aug 1947 Indrasimhji Pratapsimhji (b. 1888 - d. 1951) (from 11 May 1937, Sir Indrasimhji Pratapsimhji)
  • Digvirendrasinhji Indrasinhji (till to date)

See also


  1. ^ Princely States of India A-J
  2. ^ Rulers

External links

  • Media related to Bansda State at Wikimedia Commons
  • Heraldry of the princely states of Gujarat

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