(Last Updated on : 07-06-2012)
The Princely State of Jumkha was one of the prominent princely states of India
that were administered by native rulers or Indian princes
under the indirect control of the British Government of India
. The state covered a total area of 1 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 295 in the year 1941. The former native state of Jumkha was one of the 26 states that formed up the Pandu Mehvassi in the previous Rewa Kantha Agency
. The territory of Jumkha was bordered by Nahara in the north; and by the state of Sihora in the east, west and south. The Princely State of Jumkha was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of the Western India States Agency
. Later it was included as a part of the Indian state of Gujarat
The Princely State of Jumkha was a non- jurisdictionary state and it paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda
. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Jumkha was attached to the princely state of Baroda. The native ruler of the region held the title of Thakor, who was a Parmar Baria. The Thakor of Jumkha was a Parmar Baria, a subsidiary of Sihora. The succession of the royal throne of the Princely State of Jumkha was governed by the rule of male primogeniture.
After the withdrawal of the British Government of India
from the nation and the partition of the country into India and Pakistan, the last ruler of the princely state of Jumkha acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as Dominion of India.
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