Jaitpur State
जैतपुर रियासत
Princely State of British India
1731–1849

Jaitpur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
CapitalJaitpur
History 
• Established as division of Panna State
1731
• Annexed by the British Raj
1849
Succeeded by
Presidencies and provinces of British India
Today part ofUttar Pradesh, India

Jaitpur State was a princely state in the Bundelkhand region. It was centered on Jaitpur, in present-day Mahoba district, Uttar Pradesh, which was the capital of the state.[1] There were two forts in the area.

The last Raja died without issue and Jaitpur State was subsequently annexed by the British Raj.

History

Jaitpur state was founded in 1731 by Jagat Rai, son of the famous Bundela Rajput leader Chhatrasal, as a division of Panna State. In 1765, Ajaigarh State was separated from Jaitpur. Following the British occupation of Central India Jaitpur became a British protectorate in 1807.

When Khet Singh, the state's last ruler, died without issue in 1849, the principality was annexed by the British.[2][3]

Rulers

The rulers of Jaitpur State bore the title 'Raja'.[4]

Rajas

See also

References

  1. ^ Wikimapia
  2. ^ Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  3. ^ Lee-Warner, William (1911). "Dalhousie, James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquess of" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ Princely States of India

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