Jind & Sangrur State
Princely State of British India (1809–1948)
1763–20 August 1948
Coat of arms of Sangrur
Coat of arms
Punjab-Districts 1911.png

Jind State in a 1911 map of Punjab
CapitalSangrur
Area 
• 1931
3,460 km2 (1,340 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
324,676
History
History 
• Established
1763
• Accession to India
20 August 1948
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire
India
Today part ofIndia

Jind State (also spelled Jhind State) was a princely state located in the Punjab region of north-western India. The state was 3,260 km2 (1,260 sq mi) in area and its annual income was Rs.3,000,000 in the 1940s.[citation needed]

History

The Jind State was founded in 1763.[citation needed] It was part of the Cis-Sutlej states[citation needed] until 25 April 1809, when it became a British protectorate.[1] On 20 August 1948, with the signing of the instrument of accession, Jind became a part of the Patiala and East Punjab States Union. Jind town and district now form a part of Indian state of Haryana.

Postage stamps prior to King George V consisted of Indian stamps over printed as "Jhind State", with the letter 'H' in the name. On the George V stamps, the 'H' is omitted and is overprinted as "Jind State" (Reference actual stamps from the Victorian, Edward VII and George V eras).

Raja Sangat Singh
Raja Sangat Singh
Maharaja Raghbir Singh, photographed in 1875, ruled Jind until his death in 1887
Maharaja Raghbir Singh, photographed in 1875, ruled Jind until his death in 1887
Stamp of the Jind State Edward VII, 1905)
Stamp of the Jind State Edward VII, 1905)

See also

References

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jind" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 416.

Coordinates: 31°07′N 77°38′E / 31.117°N 77.633°E / 31.117; 77.633