Akadia or Ankadia is a village and former Rajput petty princely state on Saurashtra peninsula.

Village

Akadia (or Ankadia) lies in Amreli Taluka of Amreli district in Gujarat, western India. It is situated about twenty miles north-east of Babra, and about four miles north of Bhadli, on the northern bank of the Keri river.[1]

History

The princely state, in Gohelwar prant, was ruled by Chavada Rajput Chieftains. During the British Raj, it was in the charge of the colonial Eastern Kathiawar Agency.

It comprised only the single village, with a population of 102 in 1901, yielding 1,250 Rupees state revenue (1903-4, all from land), paying 154 Rupees tribute to the British and Junagadh State.

It was a separate tribute paying state under the Babra thana during British period. The ruling Garasias were Chavda Rajputs and this was the only independent Chavda holding in Saurashtra.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar (Public Domain text). VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 356.

External links and Sources

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar. VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 356.