Dewas Junior - Jivaji Rao ('Dada Saheb') was a Maratha princely state during the British Raj, together with Dewas Senior it was known as Dewas State and on 12 December 1818 Dewas State became a British protectorate.[citation needed]

Dewas State (Junior Branch)
देवास रियासत
Princely State of British India
1728–1948
Flag of Dewas
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Dewas-Jaora map.jpg
Dewas and Dewas Jr. states in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1901
1,100 km2 (420 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
54904
History 
• Established
1728
1948
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire
India
Today part ofIndia

HistoryEdit

The seats were established in 1728 by two brothers from the Puar clan, who advanced into Malwa with the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao, and divided the territory among themselves after the Maratha conquest.[1]

The two Rajas heading Dewas states both lived in separate residences in the town of Dewas, and ruled over separate areas.[2]

The Junior branch had an area of 440 sq mi (1,100 km2) and had a population of 54,904 in 1901.[3] Both Dewas states were in the Malwa Agency of the Central India Agency. After India's independence in 1947, the Maharajas of Dewas acceded to India, and their states were integrated into Madhya Bharat, which became a state of India in 1950. In 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh state.

RulersEdit

 
HH Maharaja Malhar Rao Puar of Dewas Jr

Rajas (Maratha Confederacy)Edit

  • 1728 – 15 Aug 1774: Jivaji Rao Puar "Dada Sahib" (d. 1774)
  • 15 Aug 1774 – 2 Dec 1790: Sadashiv Rao I Puar (d. 1790)
  • 2 Dec 1790 – 1817: Rukmangad Rao Puar (b. 17.. – d. 1817)
  • 1817 – 1840: Anand Rao Puar "Rao Sahib" (d. 1840)

Rajas (British Protectorate)Edit

  • 1817 – 1840: Anand Rao Puar "Rao Sahib" (d. 1840)
  • 1840 – 12 May 1864: Haibat Rao Puar (d. 1864)
  • 12 May 1864 – 19 Jan 1892: Narayan Rao Puar "Dada Sahib" (b. 1860 – d. 1892)
  • 12 May 1864 – 1877: Yamuna Bai Sahib -Regent + Rao Bahadur R.J. Bhide (Superintendent)
  • 19 Jan 1892 – 1 Jan 1918: Malhar Rao Puar "Bhava Sahib" (b. 1877 – d. 1934) (from 1 Jan 1917, Sir Malhar Rao Puar)
  • 19 Jan 1892 – 10 Aug 1913: Lala Bisheshas Nath – Regent

MaharajasEdit

  • 1 Jan 1918 – 4 Feb 1934: Sir Malhar Rao Puar "Bhava Sahib" (s.a.)
  • 4 Feb 1934 – 2 Dec 1943: Sadashiv Rao II Puar "Khase Sahib" (b. 1887 – d. 1943)
  • 2 Dec 1943 – 15 Aug 1947: Yeshwant Rao Puar "Bhau Sahib" (b. 1905 – d. 1965) (from 14 Aug 1947, Sir Yeshwant Rao Puar)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mayer, Adrian C. (1960). Caste and Kinship in Central India: A Village and Its Region: International library of sociology and social reconstruction. University of California Press. p. 13. ISBN 9780520017474. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ Lethbridge, Sir Roper (1893). The golden book of India: a genealogical and biographical dictionary of the ruling princes, chiefs, nobles, and other personages, titled or decorated, of the Indian empire. Macmillan. p. 116. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dewas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 137.

Coordinates: 22°58′N 76°04′E / 22.96°N 76.06°E / 22.96; 76.06