(Last Updated on : 19/06/2012)
The Princely State of Deodar II 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 comprised of a total population of 4,455 in the year 1931. The state of Deodar included around 91 villages and 1 town in the year 1941. The taluka of Deodar II was located in the Banas Division, which was a part of the Sabar Kantha
Agency. The territory consisted of 16 swang and 3 co-shared villages. The swang villages were situated in a single condensed block of land that was situated towards the west of the village of Deodar. It was bounded by the territory of Deodar I, princely state of Radhanpur
and the estates of Deodar Thana. The Princely State of Deodar II was generally bordered by the princely state of Tharad in the north; by Kankrej Thana in the east; by the regions of Terwada and Bhabhar in the south; and by the princely state of Suigam and the princely state of Tharad in the west.
The erstwhile princely state of Deodar II was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of the Western India States Agency
. Later the territory was amalgamated with the Indian state of Gujarat
. The native state was also a part of the Sabar Kantha
Agency and the Banas Division as well.
History of Princely State of Deodar II
The Waghela Rajputs
were the ruling family of the state of Deodar II. The succession of the throne or gadi of Deodar state was governed by the rule of equal partition among the male siblings. The native ruler of the princely state of Deodar II held the title of Thakor. He also held the title of talukdar. The monarch possessed the authority of a third class magistrate. The former state did not pay any annual tribute neither received any. The coshared villages included the region of Deodar, which was under the jurisdiction of the supervisor or Thanadar of Deodar Thana. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Deodar II was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
After the withdrawal of the British and the independence of India on 15th August 1947, the native ruler acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India.