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Princely State of Patdi
Princely State of Patdi or Patri was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of Western India States Agency.
 Princely State of PatdiThe Princely State of Patdi, also known as Patri, was amongst the major native states during the rule of the British Empire in India. During the early 19th century, the region was appointed as one of the princely states of India under the indirect rule of the British administration. The territory covered a total area of 165 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 20,346 in the year 1941. At present, Patdi is situated 90 km towards the west of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. Presently, the population of the region is around 20,000. The erstwhile state of Patdi was located in the northeast of Kathiawar. The territory was bounded by Dasada in the east, north and northwest; by the region of Bajana in the southeast; on a British enclave (Province of Bombay) in southwest; by Jhinjhuvada by the southwest.

History of Princely State of Patdi
The Desai dynasty of Kadwa (or Katva) Patidars was the ruling family of the princely state of Patdi. The family settled in the area in the 15th century. The region of Patdi was obtained by Bhav Singh of Viramgam in the year 1741. The Princely State of Patdi included around 24 villages and 16 villages of them covering an area of 135.6 sq miles, were in the district of Ahdmedabad. The princely state of Patdi was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of Western India States Agency. It was also a part of the Eastern Kathiawar Agency. The territory of Patdi later became a part of the Indian state of Gujarat. The native ruler of the princely state of Patdi, who held the title and style of Desai, exercised significant civil and criminal jurisdiction. Most of the revenue of the state was obtained from the villages during the rule of the British Empire in India. The state of Patdi was ranked 41st in order of precedence amongst the states of Western India.

Patdi state was one of the original constituent members of the Chamber of Princes, a number of smaller states indirectly represented by 12 princes who were elected periodically by them. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the state of Patdi was attached to the princely state of Baroda. The native ruler of the state held the title of Desai, which was conferred by Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

After the withdrawal of the British and the independence of India on 15th August 1947, the last native ruler of the state acceded to the newly formed Union of India, also known as the Dominion of India.

Rulers of Princely State of Patdi
The chronology of the native rulers of the princely state of Princely State of Patdi is discussed as follows-
* Desai Shri Bhanjibhai
* Desai Shri Udekaranji
* Desai Shri Bhavsinhji
* Desai Shri Nathubhai
* Desai Shri Vakhatsinhji Nathubhai (1796- 1809)
* Desai Shri Harisinhji
* Desai Shri Arbhamji Harisinhji
* Desai Shri Kubersinhji Vakhatsinhji
* Desai Shri Jorawarsinhji
* Desai Shri Surajmalji Jorawarsinhji (1884- 1913)
* Desai Shri Daulatsinhji Surajmalji (1913- 1928)
* Desai Shri Raghuvirsinhji Daulatsinhji (1928- 1940)
* Darbar Shri Naransinhji Chandrasinhji (1940- 1941)
* Darbar Shri Pratapsinhji Naransinhji (1941- 1978)
* Darbar Shri Kishansinhji Pratapsinhji (1978- 2002)
* Esai Shri Karnisinhji Kishansinhji

(Last Updated on : 11/06/2012)
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