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Kingdom of Alwar
अलवर राज्य
Coat of arms of Alwar
Coat of arms

Alwar State in The Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1895
8,547 km2 (3,300 sq mi)
• 1895
• Established
• Accession in
Dominion of India
7 April 1949
Succeeded by
Dominion of India
Today part ofIndia
 · Rajasthan

Alwar State is a princely state of Naruka Rajputs with its capital at Alwar in India. Founded in 1770 CE by Pratap Singh Prabhakar, its reigning ruler, Maharaja Sir Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur, signed the accession to the Indian Union on 7 April 1949.[citation needed]


Following the Partition of India in 1947, Alwar acceded unto the dominion of India with the state's forces participating in and encouraging the killings and expulsion of its Muslim population.[1] On 18 March 1948, the state merged with three neighbouring princely states (Bharatpur, Dholpur and Karauli) to form the Matsya Union. This union in turn merged unto the Union of India. On 15 May 1949, it was united with certain other princely states and the territory of Ajmer to form the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan.

Rulers of Alwar state


The Alwar City Palace, or Vinay Vilas, built in 1793 by Raja Bakhtawar Singh, is now a district administrative office.[3]


The revenue of the state in 1901 was Rs.3,200,000.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Khalidi, Omar (1998). "From Torrent to Trickle: Indian Muslim Migration to Pakistan, 1947—97". Islamic Studies. 37 (3): 339–352. JSTOR 20837002.
  2. ^ Princely States of India
  3. ^ In a state of neglect Rana Safvi, The Hindu, MAY 28, 2017
  4. ^ "Imperial Gazetteer2 of India, Volume 5, page 265 -- Imperial Gazetteer of India -- Digital South Asia Library".

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