|Dewas State (Junior Branch)|
|Princely State of British India|
Dewas Sr and Dewas Jr. states in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
|1,100 km2 (420 sq mi)|
|Today part of||India|
Dewas Junior was established by Jivaji Rao I Puar in 1728 during the Maratha conquest of Central India. It was a 15 Gun Salute Maratha princely state. On 12 December 1818, it became a British protectorate.
The original state was founded in 1728 by Jivaji Rao, from the Puar clan of Marathas who together with his older brother (Tukoji) had advanced into Malwa with Peshwa Baji Rao, as part of the Maratha Conquest.
The brothers divided the territory among themselves; their descendants ruled as the junior and senior branches of the family. After 1841, each branch ruled his own portion as a separate state, though the lands belonging to each were intimately entangled; in Dewas, the capital town, the two sides of the main street were under different administrations and had different arrangements for water supply and lighting.
The Junior branch had an area of 440 sq mi (1,100 km2) and had a population of 54,904 in 1901. Both Dewas states were in the Malwa Agency of the Central India Agency. After India's independence in 1947, the Maharajas of Dewas acceded to India, and their states were integrated into Madhya Bharat, which became a state of India in 1950. In 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh state.
Dewas Junior Darbar (Court) was composed of Jagirdars, Sardars, Istamuradars and Mankaris.
|Title||Part of||Start of reign||End of reign||Name|
|Raja||Maratha Confederacy||1728||15 Aug 1774||Jivaji Rao Puar "Dada Sahib" (d. 1774)|
|15 Aug 1774||2 Dec 1790||Sadashiv Rao I Puar (d. 1790)|
|2 Dec 1790||1817||Rukmangad Rao Puar (b. 17.. – d. 1817)|
|1817||1818||Anand Rao Puar "Rao Sahib" (d. 1840)|
|1840||12 May 1864||Haibat Rao Puar (d. 1864)|
|12 May 1864||19 Jan 1892||Narayan Rao Puar "Dada Sahib" (b. 1860 – d. 1892)|
|12 May 1864||1877||Yamuna Bai Sahib -Regent + Rao Bahadur R.J. Bhide (Superintendent)|
|9 Jan 1892||1 Jan 1918||Malhar Rao Puar "Bhava Sahib" (b. 1877 – d. 1934) (from 1 Jan 1917, Sir Malhar Rao Puar)|
|19 Jan 1892||10 Aug 1913||Lala Bisheshas Nath – Regent|
|Maharaja||1 Jan 1918||4 Feb 1934||Sir Malhar Rao Puar "Bhava Sahib" (s.a.)|
|4 Feb 1934||2 Dec 1943||Sadashiv Rao II Puar "Khase Sahib" (b. 1887 – d. 1943)|
|2 Dec 1943||15 Aug 1947||Yeshwant Rao Puar "Bhau Sahib" (b. 1905 – d. 1965) (from 14 Aug 1947, Sir Yeshwant Rao Puar)|