Jaso State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
|186 km2 (72 sq mi)|
|Hunter, Sir William Wilson. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. London, Trübner & co., 1885.|
Jaso or Jassu, formerly known as Yashogarh was a princely state of the Bundelkhand Agency in British India located in present-day Nagod tehsil, Satna district, Madhya Pradesh. It was surrounded in the north, east and south by Nagod State and in the east by Ajaigarh.
Jaso State was founded in 1732 by Bharti Chand, younger brother of Raja Hrideshah of Panna. Around 1750, it was split into Bandhora and Jaso, being reunited later in the eighteenth century. In 1816 Jaso State became a British protectorate. The last ruler of the state signed the accession of Jaso State to the Indian Union in 1948.
Rulers bore the title of Diwan
Durjan Singh and Medni Singh ruled as the Dewans of Bandhora when the state was split from Jaso in the 18th century.