(Last Updated on : 11-06-2012)
The Princely State of Palasni was amongst Indian princely 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 region was scattered over a total area of 12 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 3,119 in the year 1941. The territory of Palasni was one of the 27 states which formed up the Sankheda Mehvassi, located on the banks of the Narbada (Narmada
) River, in eastern Gujarat
. Palasni state was incorporated as a part of the erstwhile Rewa Kantha Agency
. The region consisted It consists of a single block of land in the eastern portion of the Sankheda Mehvassi. The princely state of Palasni was bounded by Chhota Udaipur
in the north; by Gad Boriad in the east; by the princely state of Baroda in the south; and by Nawadi in the west.
History of Princely State of Palasni
The Parmar Rajputs were the ruling family of the Palasni state in Sankheda Mehvassi. The ancestors of the Parmar Rajputs
of Palasni relocated from Malwa. The capital of the kingdom was transferred to Palasni in 1489. Succession of the throne in the princely state followed the rule of male primogeniture. The Princely State of Palasni included around 13 villages. It was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of the Western India States Agency
. Later Palasni became a part of the state of Gujarat. The native ruler of Palasni, who held the title of Thakor, was granted restricted jurisdictional authority in the year 1931. The Thakor supervised the administration of the territory and the decisions of the native prince were final and non-appealable. The princely state possessed the power to frame its own laws. Palasni state paid annual tribute to Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Palasni was attached to Baroda. The native chiefs who exercised jurisdictional powers were formally addressed as Meherban.
After the withdrawal of the British and the independence of India on 15th August 1947, the last native ruler of Palasni, acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India.