Sitamau State
Princely State of British India
1701–1948
Flag
Coat of arms
CapitalSitamau
Area 
• 1901
906 km2 (350 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
23,863
History
History 
• Established
1701
1948
Succeeded by
India

Sitamau State was a princely state of the British Raj before 1947. Its capital was in Sitamau town, Mandsaur district, Madhya Pradesh. The total area of the state was 350 square miles. The average revenue of the state was Rs.130,000.[1] Ratan Singh Rathore was killed in the battle of Dharmat, after which his descendants continued to rule Ratlam. In 1695 some soldiers of the Raja killed the Jaziya tax collectors due to which the Mughals completely annexed Ratlam. The ruling dynasty was later compensated with the Pargana of Titrod from which Raja Keshodas founded Sitamau in 1701. The State of Ratlam was restored to an uncle of Keshodas called Chattrasal in 1705. In 1714 the emperor Faruksiyar further added the paragana of Alot to the new state.[2]

Rulers

The rulers were Ratanawat Rathor Rajputs and descendants of Ratan Singh Rathore.[3]

Rajas

See also

References

  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 51.
  2. ^ Sinh, Raghubir (1993). Malwa in Transition Or a Century of Anarchy: The First Phase, 1698-1765. p. 81. ISBN 9788120607507.
  3. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 51.
  4. ^ "Indian Princely States K-Z". www.worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 15 August 2019.

Coordinates: 20°01′N 75°21′E / 20.02°N 75.35°E / 20.02; 75.35