Sonepur State
Sonpur State
Princely State of British India
1650–1948
Coat of arms of Sonpur
Coat of arms
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Sonepur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
CapitalSubarnapur
Area 
• 1901
2,347 km2 (906 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
169,877
History
History 
• Established
1650
1948
Succeeded by
India

Sonepur also known as Sonpur State,[1] was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. Its ruler was entitled to a nine gun salute.[2] Formerly it was placed under the Central India Agency, but in 1905 it was transferred to the Eastern States Agency.[3] Its capital was Sonepur, the only significant town in the area. The former state's territory is in the present-day Subarnapur district, Odisha.

History

The Sonepur state was founded in 1650 when the fourth Chauhan ruler of Sambalpur Madhukar Dev, conquered the region from the Bhanja rulers of Boudh and entrusted it to his younger son Madan Gopal who hence became the founder of the Chauhan dynasty branch of Sonepur.[4][5]

The state came under the control of the British Empire post the Maratha defeat and later the king Niladhar Singh Deo was awarded with titles for services rendered to the British during the Sambalpur uprising.[6]

After Indian independence, Sonepur's last ruler acceded to the newly independent Dominion of India, on 1 January 1948 with the state forming much of the present day Subarnapur district.

Rulers

The rulers of Sonepur state of the Chauhan Dynasty:[7]

Titular

See also

References

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sonpur" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 416.
  2. ^ Sonepur Princely State (9 gun salute)
  3. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984
  4. ^ ODISHA DISTRICT GAZETTEERS SUBARNAPUR (PDF), GAD, Govt of Odisha, 2016, pp. 22–29
  5. ^ Raghumani Naik (3 March 2018), GENEALOGICAL ANALYSIS OF CHAUHAN RULERS OF PATNAGARH IN WESTERN ORISSA: A STUDY, IRJHRSS, retrieved 12 March 2021
  6. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 90.
  7. ^ Princely States of India

Coordinates: 20°50′N 83°55′E / 20.83°N 83.92°E / 20.83; 83.92