(Last Updated on : 14-07-2012)
Princely State of Bhadvana was managed and supervised by native shareholders under the guidance of the British authorities. The princely state was under the indirect control of the British Empire in India
. The state was scattered over a total area of 15sq miles and comprised of a total population of 1,109 in the year 1931. The taluka of Bhadvana was situated in the District Thana of Wadhwan. The territory consisted of 2 villages, namely Bhadvana and Khajeli, which were located in separate block of land. It was divided by the princely state of Jhampodad
. The Princely State of Bhadvana was bounded by the territory of Kherali in the west and by a remote block of territory that belonged to Wadhwan in the east. The Princely State of Bhadvana was under the administrative control of the Baroda Agency
, which was incorporated as a part of the Western India States Agency
. Later the territory was merged with the state of Gujarat
. The state was also a part of the Eastern Kathiawar Agency
and the District Thana of Wadhwan as well.
The District Thana of Wadhwan was generally bordered by the princely state of Lakhtar in the north; by the princely state of Limbdi
in the south and east; and by the princely state of Wadhwan
in the west. Almost all of the 17 estates were the branches of Wadhwan. The region was merged with Bhoika Thana after the year 1935 in order to form the new Wadhwan Bhoika Thana for convenience purposes. It incorporated around 35 estates, covering a total area of 347 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 38,719 in the year 1931.
History of Princely State of Bhadvana
The princely state of Bhadvana was claimed by more than one native prince, who were formally addressed as shareholders. There were 3 such shareholders in the region. The Jhala Rajputs, bhayats of Wadhwan were the shareholders the territory. Bhadvana state was a non- jurisdictionary native state. The estateholders of the District Thana of Wadhwan were well learned and educated individuals who were politically aware, contrasting to the shareholders in other Kathiawar Thanas. The native state of Bhadvana paid annual tribute to the princely state of Junagadh
. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Bhadvana was attached to the princely state of Wadhwan. The territory was amongst of the 29 units that were attached in the initial phase of the scheme which followed the lead of Ghodasar and Bhadwa in declining to recognize the power and authority of the attaching of princely states.
Accession of Princely State of Bhadvana
In the year 1947, the country attained freedom from the dominion of the British Government in India
and it resulted in the partition of India. The former native states of India were given the option of merging with the newly formed Union of India
or the Dominion of Pakistan. The princely state of Bhadvana was acceded to the Republic of India.