(Last Updated on : 15-05-2012)
The Princely State of Garha, also known as Garra, was one of the renowned princely states of India
that were managed by native rulers or Indian princes
during the rule of British Empire in India
. The state was under the indirect control of the British Government of India
. Garha state was in the Khichiwara region of Gwalior and was a part of the Gwalior Residency
. The Rajputs
were the ruling family of the territory maintained proper association and alliance with the British administration and provided various military support to the British forces as well. The British in return provided security and protection to the ruler of the state from external forces. The native ruler of the state was given autonomous power to administer the internal affairs of the state.
The Princely State of Garha was bounded by the region of Raghugarh in the north; by the erstwhile estate of Maksudangarh in the south; by the Sironj pargana of Tonk
in the east; and by the Kumbhraj sector of Isagarh in Gwalior in to the west. The administrative headquarters of the state was Jamner.
The native ruler of the state held the title of Thakor. The Khichi Chauhan Rajputs were the ruling family of the princely state of Garha and were appointed as the Thakors of Garha. Since the founding of the separate estate in the year 1843, the last ruler was the fourth in his line. The thakor of Garha held 52 villages from Gwalior, under an 1843 agreement guaranteed by the British government. The engagement of 1843 was conducted to put an end to the internal strife of the Khichi family. The thakor of Garha also received the right to certain collections.
After the nation achieved independence from the British Government of India
in the year 1947, the last ruler of the princely state of Garha acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India. Eventually the territory was incorporated as a part of the new Republic of India. At present, the princely state Garha is located in Jabalpur, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh