Sohawal State
Princely State of British India
Flag of Sohawal

Sohawal State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1901
552 km2 (213 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
Succeeded by
Today part ofMadhya Pradesh, India

Sohawal State was a princely state of the Bagelkhand Agency of the British Raj.[1] It was a relatively small Sanad state of about 552 km2 with a population of 32,216 inhabitants in 1901. Its capital was at Sohawal, a small town — 2,108 inhabitants in 1901 — located in modern Satna district of Madhya Pradesh.

The state was divided in two sections separated by territory belonging to Kothi State and in its northern side it formed little enclaves within neighbouring Panna State.[2]


Sohawal State was founded in the mid sixteenth century by a ruler named Fateh Singh. It had been originally much larger, but lost much territory within the first centuries of its existence.[2]

Sohawal became a British protectorate initially subordinate to Panna State, but a separate sanad was granted to Rais Aman Singh in 1809. During the 1830 – 1833 period there was an interregnum in which Sohawal came under direct British administration.[3]

The last ruler of Sohawal signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.[citation needed]


The rulers of the state included:[3]

Title Raja

See also


  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bagelkhand" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 200.
  2. ^ a b Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 70.
  3. ^ a b Princely States of India K-W

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