Samthar State
सम्थार
Princely state of British India
1760–1950
Coat of arms
CapitalSamthar
Area 
• 1901
461 km2 (178 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
33,472
History
History 
• Established
1760
1950
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire
India

Samthar State was a princely state in India during the British Raj. The state was administered as part of the Bundelkhand Agency of Central India. Its capital was Samshergarh town, located in a level plain in the Bundelkhand region crossed by the Pahuj and the Betwa rivers.

The founder was Ranjith Singh who in 1760, profiting from the troubled times of the Maratha invasion, proclaimed his state independent and was acknowledged as a Raja by the Marathas. In 1817 Samthar was recognized as a state by the British.[1] They received a sanad of adoption in 1862. In 1884 the state had to cede some territories for the construction of the railways.[2]

Rulers

The ruling dynasty belongs to Gujjars[3][4] and had the right to an 11 gun salute.[5]

Rajas

Maharajas

See also

References

  1. ^ Sir Roper Lethbridge (2005). The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical Dictionary of the Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles, and Other Personages, Titled Or Decorated of the Indian Empire. Aakar Books. pp. 475–. ISBN 978-81-87879-54-1.
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 22, p. 24.
  3. ^ Lethbridge, Sir Roper (2005). The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical Dictionary of the Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles, and Other Personages, Titled Or Decorated of the Indian Empire. Aakar Books. ISBN 978-81-87879-54-1.
  4. ^ Michell, George; Davies, Philip (1990). The Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India: Islamic, Rajput, European. Penguin Books. p. 259. ISBN 978-0-14-008425-2. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  5. ^ Leading Famlies And Officials In The States Of Central India 1935 pg.89

Coordinates: 25°51′N 78°55′E / 25.850°N 78.917°E / 25.850; 78.917