(Last Updated on : 05/06/2012)
The Princely State of Muli 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 133.2 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 16,977 in the year 1941. Muli state included around 21 villages and was located in the northeastern Kathiawar
. The state was divided into 2 separate zones, the main block and another smaller block to the south. The territory of Muli was bounded by the princely state of Dhrangadhra
in the west and the north; the talukas of Wadhwan District Thana and Wadhwan in the east; by Sayla and the talukas of Chotila Thana in the south. The princely state of Muli was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency
, which was a sub division of Western India States Agency
. Later it became a part of the Eastern Kathiawar Agency and the Indian state of Gujarat
History of Princely State of Muli
The Parmar Rajputs were the ruling family of the princely state of Muli in Kathiawar. The antive ruler of the state held the title of Thakor aand was also known as Parmar Shri The Parmars belonged to the Agnikula branch of the Rajputs
and established themselves in the region around 1470- 1475. The territory is renownd for the combat fought between the Parmars and the Chabhad and for a wounded partridge. The native ruler of the princely state of Muli exercised substantial civil and criminal jurisdictional powers. Despite of its restricted powers, the volume of criminal and civil work in Muli was greater than in Dhrol. Muli was ranked 33rd amongst the princely states situated in the region of Western India. The native state of Muli paid tribute to the princely state of Junagadh
. The Princely State of Muli 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, Muli state had attached Munjpur in June, 1943 and was in turn attached to the princely state of Dhrangadhra in December, 1943. It was among the 15 second stage states which initially declined to cooperate with the attaching of princely states.
After the independence of India in the year 1947, the princely state of Muli was acceded to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as Dominion of India.