|Deccan States Agency|
|Agency of British India|
Southern section of the Bombay Presidency
• Merger of Kolhapur Agency and four smaller agencies
• Merger into Bombay State following Independence of India
|"A collection of treaties, engagements, and sunnuds relating to India and neighbouring countries"|
The Deccan States Agency, also known as the Deccan States Agency and Kolhapur Residency, was a political agency of British India, managing the relations of the British government of the Bombay Presidency with a collection of princely states and jagirs (feudal 'vassal' estates) in western India.
The agency was created 1933 with the merger of the Kolhapur Agency (Kolhapur Residency), Poona Agency, Bijapur Agency, Dharwar Agency and Kolaba Agency.
It was composed of a number of princely states and jagirs in Western India, located in the present-day Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, six of which were Salute states. The princely states included in the agency were under the suzerainty, but not the control, of the British authorities of the Bombay Presidency.
After Indian Independence in 1947, the states all acceded to the Dominion of India, and were integrated into the Indian state of Bombay. In 1956 the Kannada language speaking southern portion of Bombay state, which included the former states of the Southern Maratha Country, was transferred to Mysore State (later renamed Karnataka). Bombay State was divided into the new states of Maharashtra and Gujarat in 1960.
Salute states, by precedence :
Non-salute states, alphabetically :
Former Bijapur Agency, both non-salute :
Former Kolaba Agency:
Former Dharwar Agency : non-salute :
Former Poona Agency :