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Siba State
Princely State
• Foundation of the state
• 1/3rd part,Dadu-Siba jagir Annexed by the British Raj
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Guler State
Presidencies and provinces of British India

Siba State, was a small independent Indian hill state in the Lower Himalayas. It was centered on the town of Dadasiba, Pragpur tehsil, Kangra district, in modern-day Himachal Pradesh. The state was founded in 1450. In 1849 the territory of Datarpur was added to Siba Jagir (1/3 part of land of Mian Devi Singh) and annexed by the British Raj as 'Dada-Siba'.[1]


Sketch map of the Siba State,1882. Digitized by the Panjab Digital Library.

Siba State was founded by Raja Sibarna Chand, a younger brother of the Raja of Guler State about 1450. The state was seized by Guler State in 1808. In 1813 it was untouched by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, founder of the Sikh Empire of Pañjab (Punjab), although divided into two, one part was left for Raja Govind Singh as Princely state for his sustenance and the second one third part was left for Mian Devi Singh, cousin of Raja Gobind Singh. One third part of Mian Devi Singh was annexed by the British in 1849. Rest remained with Raja Ram Singh. [2]


The rulers of Siba State had the title Raja.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Mark Brentnall, ed. The Princely and Noble Families of the Former Indian Empire: Himachal Pradesh. pg. 301
  2. ^ The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  3. ^ Princely states of India

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