The Babra Thana, which was scattered over a total area of 298 sq miles and comprised of a population of 21,406, was bordered by the princely state of Jasdan in the north; by the princely state of Bhavnagar in the east; by the estates of the princely state of Jetpur in the south; and by the princely state of Gondal in the west. The territory incorporated around 13 states and almost all of them were held by Vala and Khachar Kathi shareholders, including bhagdars and talukdars. It also included the villages of Vavdi, located 6 miles southwest of Babra, and Kotda Pitha, which belonged to Kotda Pitha and 3 talukas of Bhoka Jaitani respectively.
History of Princely State of Derdi
The Princely State of Derdi Janbai was granted as a reward by the Rao of Bhadli to a Charan of the Gadhvi family. His descendants reigned over the territory from that period. The ruling family was primarily a Hindu backward caste and claimed Rajput origin. The princely state of Derdi Janbai was claimed by more than one native prince, who were formally addressed as shareholders. There are 10 such estateholders, including bhagdars and talukdars, in the state. The Derdi State was a non- jurisdictionary native state. The estateholders of the region were primarily well learned and educated and were aware of political conditions in the nations. Most of the shareholders also had substantial financial resources and possessed high status in the society. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Derdi Janbai was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
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 last native ruler of the princely state of Derdi Janbai acceded his state to the Republic of India.