This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Samthar State" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2022) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Samthar State
Princely state of British India
Coat of arms of Samthar
Coat of arms
• 1901
461 km2 (178 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire

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. The state was ruled by Khatana clan of Gurjars . Its capital was Samthar 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]


The ruling dynasty were Gurjars of the Khatana clan and had the right to an 11 gun salute.[3][4]



See also


  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. ^ "Gujjar politics and the Mihir Bhoj controversy". The Times of India. 19 November 2021.
  4. ^ 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