(Last Updated on : 18/07/2012)
The Princely State of Bhaisola, also known as Dotria or Dhotria, was one of the former princely states of India
which existed 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 27.7 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 3,201 in the year 1931. The state of Bhaisola or Dotria was located in the extreme western region of the pargana or district of Badnawar, which was around 12 miles towards the west of Multhan. The territory was situated on the banks of Mahr river, excluding the 3 villages that were included as part of Malwa proper. The former princely state was bordered by Multhan in the northeast; by the territory of Bakhtgarh in the southeast; by the princely state of Gwalior
in the south; and by the princely state of Jhabua in the west.
The Princely State of Bhaisola was incorporated as a part of the Central India Agency
, which was a political office of the British Empire in India that spanned over the northern half of current Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
. The region was also under the administrative control of the erstwhile Bhopawar Agency
History of Princely State of Bhaisola
The native princes of Bhaisola or Dotria state held the title of Thakor. The ruling family belonged to Rathor Rajputs
, who were descendants Fateh Singh, the brother of the founder of princely state of Ratlam
. The princely state of Bhaisola was founded by a descendant of Fateh Singh, named Nawal Singh, in the year 1723. Dotria or Dhotria was a guaranteed feudatory of the princely state of Dhar
. In 1911, the region comprised of 19 hamlets and 11 villages that were held from Dhar state and one village from the state of Gwalior. The Thakor of Bhaisola state paid annual rent to the respective governments of the states for all the villages he held.
In the years 1886 and 1903, the British administration of India identified the right of the local government of Dhar state to implement jurisdiction in the guaranteed thakurats and bhumiats that were subordinate to it. After the recognition of this right, the native ruler of the princely state of Dhar approved limited civil and criminal jurisdictional powers to the share holders who were deemed competent of exercising authority, including the princely state of Bhaisola or Dotria.
Accession of Princely State of Bhaisola
On 15th August 1947 the nation 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 Bhaisola was acceded to the Republic of India.