Charkhari State
Princely State of British India
Flag of Charkhari State
Coat of arms of Charkhari State
Coat of arms

Charkhari State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1901
2,279 km2 (880 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
Succeeded by

Charkhari State was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj.[1] On India's independence, this Princely state acceded to India. Currently Charkhari town, the former state's capital, is a part of Uttar Pradesh state.


Charkhari State was founded in 1765 by Khuman Singh.[2] Raja Chhatarsal divided his lands in 1731 into several portions, one of which was given to Raja Jagat Rai. At his death in 1757, a dispute arose as to the succession, with Raja Pahar Singh, seizing the territory forcing Raja Khuman Singh to flee. Terms were agreed to in 1764, and Raja Khuman Singh received Charkhari, becoming its first Raja in 1765.[3]

In 1857, Raja Ratan Singh received a hereditary salute of 11 guns, a khilat, and a perpetual jagir of Rs. 20,000 (£1,300) a year in recognition of his services during the Indian Mutiny.[4][5]

The last ruler of this Princely state signed the accession to the Indian Union on 15 August 1947.


In 1804, under Raja Bikramajit Singh (1782–1829) rule, the state became a British protectorate.[6]

Name Arms Birth Reign From Reign Until Death Note
Khuman Singh Arms of the Charkhari 1765 1782
Bikramajit Singh (Vikramaditya or Vijay Bahadur Singh) 1782 1829
Ratan Singh 1829 1860
Jai Singh Deo 1860 1880
Malkhan Singh Ju Deo 1880 6 July 1908
Jujhar Singh Ju Deo 6 July 1908 1914
Ganga Singh Ju Deo 1914 5 October 1920
Arimardan Singh Ju Deo 1920 8 November 1941
Jayendra Singh Ju Deo 8 November 1941 15 August 1947 1977 Due to 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India, he ceased to enjoy his princely pensions, titles, and privileges.
Jayant Singh Ju Deo 1977 Pretender

See also


  1. ^ Princely States of India A-J
  2. ^ "Charkhari". Archived from the original on 27 August 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ "History and founding of Charkhari - indianrajputs". 23 May 1952.
  4. ^ Kruse, Paul Robert (1910). The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. At the University Press.
  5. ^ Commissioner, India Census (1902). Census of India, 1901: Central India (3 v.). Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India.
  6. ^ States before 1947

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