Alipura State
Princely State of British India
1757–15 August 1947

Alipura State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1931
189 km2 (73 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
15,316
History 
• Established
1757
• British seizuranity ended
15 August 1947
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofMadhya Pradesh, India
The symbols of Alipura State on a stamped paper.

Alipura was a princely state in what is today the Chhatarpur District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.[1]

Alipura, the capital of the state is located between Gwalior and Satna at 25°10′31″N 79°20′08″E / 25.1753400°N 79.3354900°E / 25.1753400; 79.3354900 and had a population of 3,232 according to the 1881 Census of India.

History

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The state was established in 1757 by Aman Singh, Raja of Panna State by granting the lands surrounding Alipura town to Achal Singh, son of Mukund Singh, who was the sardar of Panna at that time.[2] The principality became a British protectorate in 1808 and was made part of the Bundelkhand Agency of Central India.[3]

The last Pratihara ruler of Alipura signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.[1]

Rulers

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The rulers used the title Rao.[4]

Title Rao

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Alipura palace

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Built by the rulers of Alipura State the main part of palace is about 150 years old, with a section that is over 3 centuries old. The building has been renovated and converted to a heritage hotel that is run by a direct descendant of the former ruling family.[5]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b "Alipura Princely State". Archived from the original on 19 December 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ Sir William Wilson Hunter, The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Trübner & co. London, 1885
  3. ^ "Alipura (Princely State)". Archived from the original on 24 May 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ Princely States of India A-J
  5. ^ "Tourism in Madhya Pradesh India". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2015.

25°10′30″N 79°24′00″E / 25.17500°N 79.40000°E / 25.17500; 79.40000 (capital)