Wednesday, December 30, 2009

J States


Jabria Bhil

Jadeja Shri Mulwaji Lodhika




Jaintia Hills



Area: 15,579 sq. mi.

Population: 2,658,666 (1901)
Salute Guns: 17 (1867)

Sri Sawai Maharaja of Jaipur
1699 - 1743 Jai Singh I "...was distinguished by his intellectual capacity and his liberal patronage of science and art. His attainments in mathematics and astronomy have made his name known to European scholars...." (Aitchison, p. 89)
1743 - 1750 Ishwari Singh

1750 - 1768 Madho Singh I

1768 - 1778 Prithvi Singh II succeeded his father as a boy of five. The regency was held by is Madho Singh I's widowed queen, a daughter of Jaswant Singh Chundawat, the baron of Deogarh in Mewar. "Immediately after Madho Singh's death, his father-in-law Jaswant came over to Jaipur and began to wield the regency on behalf of his grandson in concert with the three ministers, Kushali Ram Bohra, Raj Singh Kachhwa and Firuz. (Sinh, p. 259)

1778 - 1803 Pratap Singh

1803 - 1818 Jagat Singh II
"...ended a life which had been spent in gross debauchery. He left no sons and an attempt was made to put Mohan Singh, a distant relative of the family, in power; but on the 25th of April one of the Ranis bored a posthumous son, Jai Singh, and he was recognized as heir both by the Jaipur nobles and he British Government. His mother, who was known as the Bhatianiji Maji, was Regent. Till the Rani's death on 1833 Jaipur was a scene of corruption and misgovernment, and the British Government found it necessary to appoint an officer to reside at Jaipur and to authorise him to interfere in the internal administration of the State, with the view of guarding the interests of Government and securing the payment of the tribute." (Aitchison, p. 91)
1818 - 1819 Mohan Singh (Man Singh II) -Regent

1819 - 1835 Jai Singh III "...died in 1835, leaving as his successor a son, Ram Singh, then under two years of age. It was supposed that the Raja had been poisoned by one Jota Ram, the paramour of the late Rani, who, under her influence, had acquired great power in the State and supplanted in the office of minister Rawal Bairisal, the nominee of the British Government...." (Aitchison, p. 91)

1835 - 1880 Ram Singh II succeeded to the throne when he was about two years old. "...It therefore again became necessary...for the British Government to interfere in the internal administration, in which till then the Chadrawatji Maji, as mother of the minor, Ram Singh, had been de facto Ruler. A Council of Regency, consisting of five of the principal nobles, was formed under the superintendence of the Political Agent, for whose decision all measures of importance were submitted; the army was reduced; every branch of the administration was reforemd, and sati, slavery, and infanticide were prohibited...." (Aitchison, pp. 91-92) "Maharaja Ram Singh did good service during the mutinies, for which he received a grant of the pargana of Kot Kasim under a promise to respect the revenue settlements made while the pargana was under British management. He also received in 1862, the privilege of adoption. He was an intelligent ruler, and took great interest in opening up roads through his State and also in education. Moreover, he much extended irrigation and gave his capital the benefit of gas and water workrs...In consequence of his liberality during the famine in Rajputana in 1868, his salute was raised from seventeen to nineteen guns as a personal distinction...At the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi in January 1877 his personal salute was further raised to twenty-one guns and the title of 'Councillor of the Empress' was bestowed upon him." (Aitchison, pp. 92-93)

Maharajadhiraj (title Saramand-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Raj Rajindra Sri Maharajadhiraj)
1880 - 1922 Madho Singh II known as Kaim Singh of the Isarda Division of the Jhalai branch of the family was nominated as successor by Ram Singh II on his death-bed. The Government of India confirmed the selection, and Kaim Singh accordingly ascended the gadi under the name of Madho Singh II. He was then 19 years old, and during the minority, the State was administered by a Council of which the British Resident and the Maharaja were joint Presidents. He was invested with full powers in 1882 when he reached his 21st year. (Aitchison, pp. 93-94)
1922 - 1947 Man Singh II



1530-1551: Lunkaran
1551-1562: Maldev
1562-1578: Harraj
1578-1624: Bhim Singh
1624-1634: Kalyan Das
1634-1648: Manohar Das
1648-1651: Ramchandra
1651-1661: Sabal Singh
1661-1702: Amar Singh
1702-1708: Jaswant Singh I
1708-1722: Budh Singh
1722-1762: Akhai Singh
1762-1819: Mulraj Singh II
1820-1846: Gaj Singh
1846-1864: Ranjit Singh
1864-1891: Bairi Sal
1891-1914: Salivahan Singh III
1914-1949: Jawahir Singh1949-1950: Girdhar Singh
1950-1982: Raghunath Singh
1982-Present: Brijraj Singh


Jalia (Amraji)





JAMBUGHODA (Jambuodha)



1811 Jamkhandi state founded.

Shrimant of Jamkhandi
1811 - 1840 Gopal Rao Ramchandra Rao
1840 - 1897 Ramchandra Rao Gopal Rao "Appa Sahib Patwardhan"
1897 - 1924 Parashuram Rao Ramchandra Rao "Bhav Sahib Patwardhan"
Raja Sahib Shrimanta of Jamkhandi
1924 - 1947 Sankar Rao Parashuram Rao "Appa Sahib Patwardhan"
Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir





Area: 982 km
2 (324 sq. mi.)
Population: 82,496
Revenue: Rs. 2,37,000
Salute Guns: 11
State: Bombay
Religion: Muslim

Brief History
"This State was founded by the Abyssinian admirals who served the Nizam Shahi Kings of Ahmednagar, and waged incessant war with the Mahrattas holding successfully their own territorial possessions. In 1733, Sidi Kasim Yakut Khan entered into an offensive and defensive, alliance with the British Government but until 1862 Jinjira " maintained a proud independence paying no tribute, and permitting no British Agent to reside in the island." In 1870, His Khan. Highness Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Khan " visited Bombay to pay his respects to His Koyal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh; and injudiciously prolonging his stay, his nobles rose and formally deposed him, giving the State to his son. The Government of India reinstated him, however, on condition of his engaging to be guided by the advice of its Agents, and of his reforming his administration. The Political Agent is the Collector of Kolaba. An assistant resides permanently at Marad, three miles from the fort. His Highness the Nawab has judicial inferior powers, and is entitled to a Salute. Salute of 9 guns which he received at the Imperial Assemblage, held at Delhi on the 1st January 1877, as a mark of personal distinction." (Ghosla, p. 156)

Dynasty: Sidi
Ruler's Title: Nawab

Brief History

c.1650: Jafarabad state founded.
1676: Janjira state founded.

1733: Defensive and offensive treaty signed with the British.

1759: Jafarabad and Janjira states enter into personal union.
1834: British protectorate.

Thanadar of Jafarabad
c1650- 16..: Fath Khan
16..- 1678: Sambhol Yaqut Khan
1678- 1734: Kasim Yaqut Khan
1734- 1759: Surur Khan

Wazir of Janjira
1676-1703: Kasim Yaqut Khan II (personal title Nawab)

1703-1707: Amabat Yaqut Khan II
1707-1732: Surur Yakut Khan II (personal title Nawab)
1732-1734: Hassan Khan (1st time)
1734-1737: Sumbul Khan
1737-1740: Abdul Rahman Khan
1740-1745: Hassan Khan (2nd time)
1745-1757: Ibrahim I Khan (1st time)
1757: Mohammad I Khan
1757-1759: Ibrahim I Khan (2nd time)

Thanadar of Jafarabad and Wazir of Janjira
1759-1761: Ibrahim I Khan

1761-1772: Yaqut Khan (usurper to 1772)
1772-1784: Abdul Rahman Khan
1784-1789: Jowhar Khan
1789-1792: Ibrahim II Khan (1st time)
1792-1803: Jumrud Khan

Nawab of Janjira
1803-1826: Ibrahim II Khan (2nd time)

1826-1848: Mohammad II Khan
1848-1879: Ibrahim III Khan
1879-1922: Ahmad Khan
1879-1883: .... -Regent
1922-1947: Mohammad II Khan
1922-1933: Kulsum Begum, Regent

Nawab of Janjira
?-1642: Amber Sanak
1648-?: Fateh Khan
?-?: Khariyat Khan
?-1706: Kasim Khan (Yaqut Khan)
1706-1732: Surul Khan
1732-1734: Hasan Khan
1734-1737: Sumbul Khan
1737-1740: Abdurrahman Khan
1740-1746: Hasan Khan (again)
1746-1757: Ibrahim Khan I
1757: Muhammed Khan

1757-?: Ibrahim Khan I (again)
?-1772" Yaqut Khan
1772-1784: Abdurrahim Khan
1784-1789: Jahan Khan
1789-1794: Ibrahim Khan II
1794-1803: Jamrud Khan
1803-?: Ibrahim Khan II (again)
1826-1848: Muhammed Khan
1848-1879: Ibrahim Khan III
1879-1922: Ahmad Khan Sidi Ibrahim Khan (1862-1922)
1922-1972: Muhammed Khan II Sidi Ahmad Khan (1914-1972)
1972-Present: Shah Mahmood Khan
Jaora in Madhya Pradesh



Population: 32,134 (1872)
Number of Villages: 61
Gross Revenue: L14,500

1807: The Raja entered into engagements with the British Government
Darbar Shri of Jasdan

16.. - 1683: Vika Khachar
1683- ....: Chela Vika Khachar I
.... - ....: Odha Chela Khachar
1787-1809: Vajsur Odha Khachar
1809-1851: Chela Vajsur Khachar II
1852-1904: Ala Chela Khachar
1904-1912: Odha Ala Khachar II
1912-1919: Vajsur Odha Khachar II
1919-1947: Ala Vajsur Khachar
1919-1924 .... -Regent



Jashpur is a tributary state of Chutia Napur in Bengal

Area: 1,947 sq. mi.
Population: 66,926 (1872)

Brief History
1818: Jashpur, with the rest of the Sarguja group of states, was ceded to the British by the provisional engagement concluded with Madhuji Bhonsla (Apa Sahib). Although noticed as a separate state, it was at first treated as a fief of Sargula. It is, however, dealth with as a distinct territory. (Baynes. Encyclopedia Britannica, p. 594)

Raja of Jashpur

.... - c.1813?: Ranjit Singh
1826-18..: Ram Singh
1845-1900: Pratap Narayan Singh

1900-1924: Bishan Pratap Singh

1924-1926: Deo Saran Singh
1926-1947: Vijay Bhushan Singh


Jashur in Madhya Pradesh



Area: 74 sq. mi.
Population: 4,000 (1875)
Gross Revenue: L1,400

1732: Jaso state founded.

1750?: State split into Bandhora and Jaso.
17..: Jaso state reunited.

Dewan of Jaso
1732 - 1750: Bharti Chand

1750 - 1775: Hari Singh
1775 - 1786: Chet Singh
1786 - 1830: Murat Singh
1830 - 1860: Ishwari Singh
1860 - 1865: Ram Singh
1865 - 1869: Shatrujit Singh
1869 - 1888: Bhopal Singh
1888 - 1905: Gajraj Singh
1905 - 1915: Girwar Singh
1915 - 1942: Ram Pratap Singh I
1942 - 1947: Ram Pratap Singh II


An extinct principality in Kashmir State, Punjab. The last Raja was dispossessed by Ranjot Singh.

Was founded by Raja Jas Dev of Jammu in 1019 A.D. Jasrotias ruled this state up to 1834 A.D., when it was given to Raja Hira Singh.



Area: 885 square miles
Population: 49,486 (1881)
Gross Revenue: £28,000 (Rs. 2,80,000) (1883)

JATH, a native state of India, in the Deccan division of Bombay, ranking as one of the southern Mahratta jagirs. With the small state of Daphlapur, which is an integral part of it, it forms the Bijapur Agency, under the collector of Bijapur district. Area, including Daphlapur, 980 sq. m. Pop. (1901), 68,665, showing a decline of 14% in the decade. Estimated revenue 24,000; tributeAgriculture and cattle-breeding are carried on; there are no important manufactures. The chief,. whose title is deshmukh, is a Mahratta of the Daphle family. The town of
Jath is 92 M. S.E. of Satara. Pop. (1901), 5404.

History of Jath.

"The family of the Jath chief claim descent from Lakhmaji bin Eldaji Chavhan, headman of the village of Daphlapur. Lakhmaji had two sons Satvajirav and Dhondjirav. In 1680 Satvajirav, who had entered the service of Ali Adil Shall, king of Bijapur, on paying a succession fee or nazarana, was appointed Deshmukh of the sub-divisions of Jath, Karajgi, Bardol, and Vanvad; Satvajirav continued one of the leading Bijapur nobles till the state was overthrown by Aurangzeb in 1686. He assumed independence for a few days, but finally submitted to Aurangzeb, receiving Jath and Karajgi in jagir, and Jath, Karajgi, Vanvad, and Bardol as vatans. Satvajirav's two sons, Babaji and Khanaji, died about 1700 before their father. On Satvaji's death without heirs, Esubai, the wife of his eldest son Bavaji, succeeded. On her death in 1754 Esubai was succeeded by her nephew Yashvantrav. In 1759 Yashvantrav died and was succeeded by his son Amritrav. Amritrav was succeeded by his son Khanajirav, who had two wives Renukabai and Salubai. In 1818 Renukabai made a treaty with the English under which all her possessions were confirmed to her. In 1823 Renukabai died and was succeeded by Salubai who administered the state for ten months and died without leaving male issue The state was then attached by the Raja of Satara, but in 1824 it was granted to Ramrav bin Narayanrav a member of the same family. In 1835 Ramrav died leaving no male issue. The Raja of Satara again attached the state and managed it till 1841, when it was granted to Bhagarthibai the widow of Ramrav. In 1841, with the permission of the Satara government, Bhagirthibai adopted Bhimrav bin Bhagvantrav. Bhimrav on his adoption took the name of Amritrav. During Amritravs minority the state was managed by Bhagirthibai till her death in 1845. On Bhagirthibai's death Sakhojirav Savant was appointed karbhari or manager, and remained in office till Amritrav came of age in 1855. In 1872 owing to numerous complaints of oppression on the part of Amritrav, the Government of Bombay ordered Captain, now Lieutenant Colonel, West to make inquiries into the alleged grievances. The result of these inquiries was that both the civil and the criminal administration was taken out of the chief's hands. The chief of Jath, who is styled Deahmukh, is a Maratha by caste and ranks as first class sardar. Besides small sums on account of rights in other districts, the chief pays to the British Government a yearly tribute of £473 18s. (Rs. 4739) on account of sardeshmukhi rights in the Satara district and of £640 (Rs. 6400) in lieu of furnishing svars or horsemen. At present (1884) the chief has no jurisdiction. A karbhari or manager has been appointed with the powers of a first class subordinate judge in civil oases, and of a first class magistrate in criminal cases."

Deshmukh of Jath

1686 - 1706 Satvaji Rao
1706 - 1754 Yesu Bai "Au Sahib" (f)
1754 - 1759 Yeshwant Rao
1759 - 1790 Amrit Rao I
1790 - 1810 Khanji Rao
1810 - 1822 Renuka Bai (f)
1822 - 1823 Sali Bai (f)
1823 - 1835 Ram Rao I Narayan Rao "Aba Sahib Daphle"
1835 - 1846 Bhagirathi Bai (f)
1846 - 1892 Amrit Rao II "Rao Sahib Daphle" (suspended 1874 - 1885)
1846 - 1855 .... -Regent
1874 - 1885 .... -Administrator
1892 - 1928 Ram Rao II Amrit Rao "Aba Sahib Daphle"
1892 - 1897 Lakshmi Bai Raje Sahib Daphle (f) -Regent
1897 - 1907 .... -Regent
1928 - 1936 Vijayasingh Rao Ram Rao
1928 - 1929 .... -
Raja of Jath
1936 - 1947 Vijayasingh Rao Ram Rao "Baba Sahib Daphle"

Jath in Genealogical Gleanings
Jath in Royal Ark

Jatprole vassal state

Jawalgiri vassal state




1343 Jawhar state founded.
1761 - 1768 Placed under managers appointed by the Peshwa.

Shrimant Raja of Jawhar
1678-17.. Patangshah I

17..-1742 Krishnashah II
1742-1758 Vikramshah II
1758-1765 Krishnashah III
1765-1768 Interregnum
1768-1798 Patangshah II
1798-1821 Vikramshah III
1821-1865 Patangshah III Vikramshah
1821-1865 Rani Saguna Bai (f) -Regent
1865-1865 Vikramshah IV Patangshah
1865-1905 Patangshah IV Vikramshah Mukni
1865-1875 Rani Gopika Bai (f) -
1905-1917 Krishnashah IV Patangshah
1917-1927 Vikramshah V Patangshah

1927-1947 Patangshah V Vikramshah
1927-1938 ... -

Jawhar in Genealogical Gleanings

Jetpur in Saurashtra

Jetpur Majmu

Jetpur Bhaya Nathu

Jetpur Bhabhabhai Unad Estate

Jetpur Champraj Jasa Estate

Jetpur Ebhal Vajsur Estate

Jetpur Nawania

Jetpur Barwala

Jetpur Bhayavadar

Jetpur Bilkha

Jetpur Unad Rana Estate

Jetpur Harsurpur

Jetpur Khijadia

Jetpur Giga Hapa

Jetpur Mayapadar

Jetpur Amrapur

Jetpur Manpur

Jetpur Pithadia

Jetpur Samala

Jetpur Taluka Court

Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh








Jhari Gharkhadi


Jigni in Madhya Pradesh

Jiliya in Rajasthan


Princely Jind

"Jind state was founded by descendants of Phool Haryana under the patronage and protection of the Sikh Guru (Guru Hargobind and Guru Har Rai). Jind was a state of Sikh of Siddhu Jat origin founded by grandson of Chaudhary Phul Singh [2]. Chaudhary Phul Singh had six sons namely, 1.Tiloka 2.Ram Singh 3.Rudh 4.Chunu 5. Jhandu and 6.Takhtmal. Area of the state was 1259 sq mile and annual income of Jind state was Rs 30,00,000/-.

"Claiming descent from Jaisal, founder of the State of Jaisalmer in 1156, the founder of this Sikh dynasty, Phul, was Chaudhri (Governor) of a country located at the south east of Dihli. Phul’s descendants founded 3 States: Patiala, Jind and Nabha.

"Tiloka had two sons namely, 1. Gurudutta 2. Sukh Chain. Sukh Chain's descendants ruled Jind state and Gurudatta's descendants ruled Nabha state.

"According to the World Statesmen website, the princely state of Jind was founded in 1763. Gajpat Singh ruled under the title raja until 1789, then Bhag Singh until 1819, Fateh Singh until 1822, Sangat Singh until 1834. After a vacancy of three years Sarup Singh ruled until 1864, succeeded by Raghubir Singh, who took the title raja-i rajgan in 1881. In 1887 he was succeeded by Ranbir Singh, who became maharaja in 1911 and continued to rule the state until Independence in 1947.

"The current prince of the principality of Jind is called Ikwal Samra (12-6-1973), who was trained as an engineer in the United Kingdom."

1763-1789: Raja Gajpat Singh (1738-1789), Raja [cr.1772], took part in the conquest of Sirhind, Panipat and Karnal, made Jind his capital in 1766.
1789-1819: Raja Bhag Singh (1768-1819)
1819-1822: Raja Fatteh Singh (1789-1822)
1822-1834: Raja Sangat Singh (1811-1834)
1837-1864: Raja Sarup Singh
1864-1887: Raja-i-Rajgan Raghbir Singh (1832-1887), Raja-i-Rajgan [cr.1881].

1887-1948: Maharaja Ranbir Singh (1878-1948)
1948-?: Maharaja Rajbir Singh (1918-?)
?-Present: Maharaja Satbir Singh

Princely State of Jind in Punjab State Maharajas


Jiral Kamsoli

Jobat in Madhya Pradesh

Jodhpur in Rajasthan



Jowar is situated about 70 miles north of Bombay in the Thana Division. It has an area of 534 square miles, and a population of 37,406 souls. The Revenue is estimated at Rupees 55,000.

This State was founded by Joyaba Mukna, one of the descendants 0f the Koli chiefs or Paligars, who at a remote period occupied a greater portion of the Northern Konkan. His son Nem Shaha, was first recognised as Raja of Jowar by the Emperor of Delhi in 1341. This prince raised a large revenue amounting to Rupees 9,00,000, by robberies and exactions, till he was checked by the Peishwas about the year 1760, who, annexed a greater part of Jowar with their own territories. The present chief His Highness Malhar Rao Mukna, Patang Shaha, pays no tribute to the Briitish Government, but his State is under the Political supervision of the collector of Thana. The Raja is now 26 years of age, and has judicial inferior powers." (Ghosla, p. 157)

Jubbal the Princely State



Brief History

Nawab Shri of Junagadh

1735 - 1758 : Mohammad Bahadur Khanji I
1758 - 1775 : Mohammad Mahabat Khanji I
1775 - 1811 : Mohammad Hamid Khanji I
1811 - 1840 : Mohammad Bahadur Khanji II
1840 - 1851 : Mohammad Hamid Khanji II
1851 - 1882 : Mohammad Mahabat Khanji II
1882 - 1892 : Mohammad Bahadur Khanji III
1892 - 1911 : Mohammad Rasul Khanji
1911 - 1948 : Mohammad Mahabat Khanji III
Dilawar Khanji

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