(Last Updated on : 28-05-2012)
The Princely state of Alipura was established in the year 1757 and was included as a part of the British Empire in India
in 1808. At present, the former princely state is located in the district of Chhatarpur
in Madhya Pradesh
state. The region covered a total area of 72 sq miles and comprised of a population of 17,731 in the year 1941. Alipura state was located in Bundelkhand
and included around 26 villages in 1941. The princely state of Alipura was bounded by distinct blocks of land which belonged to Garrauli in the south, east and north. It is also bordered by the regions of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh
and Hamirpur district
. Alipura was incorporated as apart of the Bundelkhand Agency
, which was a sub-division of Central India Agency
The Princely state of Alipura was a non- salute state and the native ruler held the title of Rao. He was invested with full powers of a ruling chief. Alipura 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.
The Parihar Rajputs
were the ruling family of the princely state of Alipura. But the Pratihara or Parihar Rajputs eventually declined in power. During the early 18th century, Raja Hindupat of Panna granted the Jagir in Garhiband tenure to the ruling clan of the state, who actually arrived from Panna. In 1798, the jagir was confirmed by Ali Bahadur of Banda, after he occupied almost all of Bundelkhand. The Rao of Alipura named his foremost town after the sovereign. Later in the year 1808, the British East India Company
recognized the possession of the ruling family over the state. Alipura state was segmented into 4 shares in 1835, but this was later cancelled by the British administration. During the great revolt of 1857, the Rao of the princely state of Alipura loyally supported the British Government of India
. The last ruler of the native state was the 6th of his line.
After the partition of India and the nation's independence from the British, the Princely state of Alipura was acceded to the newly formed Union of India