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Barwani State

Barwani State
बरवानी रियासत
Princely State of British India
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Barwani
Barwani State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 •  Established 836
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1948
 •  1941 3,051.02 km2 (1,178 sq mi)
 •  1941 176,666 
Density 57.9 /km2  (150 /sq mi)
Today part of Madhya Pradesh, India
Barwani Princely State
Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Barwani (1888 - 1930) with ambulance cars in Merville, France, during World War 1

Barwani State [1] was a princely state in India. The seat was at Barwani.


The state was founded in the 9th century, at which time is was known as Avasgarh.[1] Although the state lost most of its territory during the Maratha domination in the 17th century, it never became tributary to any Maratha chief.

Under the British Raj, Barwani was a state of the Bhopawar Agency, a division of the Central India Agency. The state lay in the Satpura Range south of the Narmada River. It had an area of 3,051 km2 (1,178 sq mi) and a population, in 1901, of 76,136. The inhabitants were predominantly Bhil tribals. The forests were under a British official.[1]

After India's independence in 1948, the Rana of Barwani acceded to India, and Barwani became part of the Nimar District of Madhya Bharat state. Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956.[2]


Barwani State was an 11 Gun salute state. The rulers of the State, whose title was Rana, were Rajputs of the Sesodia clan, descended from the ruling dynasty of Udaipur.[3]

Ranas of Shishodhya dynasty

  • 1675 - 1700 Jodh Singh (b. ... - d. 1700)
  • 1700 - 1708 Parbat Singh (b. ... - d. 1708)
  • 1708 - 1730 Mohan Singh I (b. ... - d. 1731)
  • 1730 - 1760 Anup Singh (b. ... - d. 1760)
  • 1760 - 1794 Umed Singh (b. ... - d. 1794)
  • 1794 - 1839 Mohan Singh II (b. ... - d. 1839)
  • 1839 - 1861 Jashwant Singh (1st time) (b. ... - d. 1880)
  • 1861 - 1873 vacant
  • 1873 - 1880 Jashwant Singh (2nd time) (s.a.)
  • 15 Aug 1880 - 1894 Indrajit Singh (b. ... - d. 1894)
  • 14 Dec 1894 – 21 Apr 1930 Ranjit Singh (b. 1888 - d. 1930)
  • 21 Apr 1930 – 15 Aug 1947 Devi Sahib Singhji (b. 1922 - d. 2007)

See also


  2. ^ Genealogy of the ruling chiefs of Barwani
  3. ^ States before 1947 A-J

External links

  • Media related to Barwani State at Wikimedia Commons

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