Malpur State
માલપુર
Princely State of British India
1466–1943
Flag
CapitalMalpur
Area 
• 1931
251.23 km2 (97.00 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
13,552
History 
• Established
1466
• Attachment Scheme and merger with Baroda State
1943
Succeeded by
Baroda State

Malpur State (Gujarati: માલપુર; Hindi: मालपुर) was a small princely state belonging to the Mahi Kantha Agency of the Bombay Presidency during the era of the British Raj.[1] It was centered on Malpur town, in present-day Aravalli district of Gujarat State.

History

Malpur State was founded in 1466, but little is known about its early history. Rawal Virajmal, son of Rao Kiratsinghji of Idar State, was succeeded on 12 April 1882 by his son Rawal Dipsinhji Sheosinhji, born in 1863.[citation needed]

Malpur State was merged with Baroda State under the Attachment Scheme in December 1943.[2] The last ruler was Rawal Shri Gambhirsinhji Himatsinhji, born 27 October 1914 and who acceded to the throne on 23 June 1923.[3] He was educated at Scott College, Sadra and Mayo College, Ajmer and nominally ruled till 1947 while the process for joining India was active. Finally Baroda State acceded to the Indian Union on 1 May 1949.

Rulers

The rulers of Malpur State bore the title Raol.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 94.
  2. ^ McLeod, John; Sovereignty, power, control: politics in the States of Western India, 1916–1947; Leiden u.a. 1999; ISBN 90-04-11343-6; p. 160
  3. ^ a b Princely States of India

Coordinates: 23°21′20″N 73°28′30″E / 23.35556°N 73.47500°E / 23.35556; 73.47500