Mohanpur State
મોહનપુર
Princely State of British India
c.1227–1948
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Area 
• 1881
231 km2 (89 sq mi)
Population 
• 1881
14,667
History
History 
• Established
c.1227
• Union with Dominion
of India
10 June 1948
Succeeded by
Baroda State

Mohanpur State (Gujarati: મોહનપુર; Hindi: मोहनपुर) 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 Mohanpur town,[2] in present-day Sabarkantha district of Gujarat State, and included 52 villages.

History

A predecessor state was founded around 1227 by an ancestor of the later kings named Thakore Jaspal, but its history is obscure.[3]

Although small in size, Mohanpur was not one of the small states that were merged with Baroda State under the Attachment Scheme in December 1943.[4]

The last ruler was Vinaysinhji Sartansinhji who was born in 1909 and rose to the throne on 23 June 1923. He married and had issue.[5] Thakur Vinaysinhji Sartansinhji signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India on 10 June 1948. He died on 9 December 1955.

Rulers

The rulers of Mohanpur State bore the title Thakur.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 384.
  2. ^ Mohanpur location
  3. ^ Royalty - Mohanpur (Princely State)
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ a b Princely States of India

Coordinates: 23°27′N 73°4′E / 23.450°N 73.067°E / 23.450; 73.067