The State of Dhrol
ધ્રોલ રિયાસત
Princely State of British India
Flag of Dhrol
Coat of arms of Dhrol
Coat of arms

Location of Dhrol State in Saurashtra
• 1901
732 km2 (283 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
15 February 1948
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Nawanagar State
Today part ofSaurashtra, India

Dhrol State was one of the 562 princely states of British India. It was a 9 gun salute state belonging to the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency.[1] Its capital was in the town of Dhrol, located in the historical Halar region of Kathiawar.


Dhrol State was founded in 1595 by Jam Hardholji, a brother of Jam Rawal, the founder of Nawanagar State. The royal family belonged to the senior-most branch of the Jadeja dynasty of Rajputs who are the descendants of Samma tribe of Sindh .[2] The Khirasra state was an offshoot of Dhrol.[3][4]

Dhrol State became a British protectorate in 1807. The population of the state was decimated by the Indian famine of 1899–1900, from 27,007 in 1891 it was reduced to 21,906 in the 1901 census. The last ruler of Dhrol State, Thakur Sahib Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji, signed the accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[citation needed]


The rulers of the state bore the title 'Thakore Saheb'. They had the right to a 9 gun salute.[5][6]


See also


  1. ^ "Dhrol State – Princely State (9 gun salute)". Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Imperial Gazetteer2 of India, Volume 11, page 335 – Imperial Gazetteer of India – Digital South Asia Library". Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  3. ^ Princely States of India
  4. ^ "Khirasra: Princely State". Indian Rajputs. Indian Rajputs. 7 September 1918.
  5. ^ "Indian Princely States before 1947 A-J". Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Indian states before 1947 A-J". Retrieved 17 August 2019.

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