|Princely State of British India|
Coat of arms
Charkhari State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
|2,279 km2 (880 sq mi)|
Charkhari State was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. 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.
In 1857 Raja Ratan Singh received a hereditary salute of 11 guns, a khilat and a perpetual jagir of £1300 a year in recognition of his services during the Indian Mutiny.
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.