Jaitpur State

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Jaitpur State
जैतपुर रियासत
Princely State of British India
1731–1849
Location of Jaitpur
Jaitpur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established as division of Panna State 1731
 •  Annexed by the British Raj 1849
Today part of Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaitpur State was a princely state in the Bundelkhand region. It was centered on Jaitpur, in present-day Mahoba district, Uttar Pradesh, which was the capital of the state.[1] There were two forts in the area.

The last Raja died without issue and Jaitpur State was subsequently annexed by the British Raj.

History[edit]

Jaitpur state was founded in 1731 by Jagat Rai, son of the famous Bundela leader Chhatrasal, as a division of Panna State. In 1765 Ajaigarh State was separated from Jaitpur. Following the British occupation of Central India Jaitpur became a British protectorate in 1807.

When Khet Singh, the state's last ruler, died without issue in 1849, the principality was annexed by the British.[2][3]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Jaitpur State bore the title 'Raja'.[4]

Rajas[edit]

  • .... - 1758 Jagat Rai
  • 1758 - 1765 Pahar Singh
  • 1765 - .... Gaj Singh
  • .... - 1812 Kesri Singh
  • 1812 - 1842 Parikhat Singh
  • 1842 - 1849 Khet Singh (d. 1849)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikimapia
  2. ^ Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  3. ^ Wikisource Lee-Warner, William (1911). "Dalhousie, James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquess of". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ Princely States of India

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°16′52″N 79°30′45″E / 25.28111°N 79.51250°E / 25.28111; 79.51250