(Last Updated on : 19/06/2012)
The Princely State of Derol, also known as Dedol, was amongst main native 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 15 sq km and is a part of the Indian state of Gujarat. The region comprised of a total population of 1,234 in the year 1931. The erstwhile princely state of Derol 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 native state was also a part of the Sabar Kantha
Agency and the Sadra Division as well. The princely state of Derol was around 9 miles west of Himatnagar, which was the capital of the princely state of Idar and was adjacent to the territory of Baroda. Derol state included 3 villages.
The Princely State of Derol was segregated into 2 distinctive blocks of territory. The major segment was bordered by Dedhrota in the north; by Tajpuri in the east; by an island of the princely state of Idar in the south; and by Baroda in the west. The other segment includes the village of Sachodar, which was co-shared with Khedawada, and it was bordered by Idar state in the east and north; by Ilol in the south; and by the state of Prempur in the west.
History of Princely State of Derol
The ruling family of the state of Derol was Makwana Kolis. The clan was related to the family of Dedhrota. The succession of the throne or gadi of Derol state was goverened by the rule of male primogeniture, by which the first born or eldest child of the same parents the first born or eldest child of the same parents, to the exclusion of all others. The native ruler of the princely state of Derol held the title of Thakor. The thakor of the princely state of Derol exercised very restricted civil and criminal jurisdiction. The territory was a Sixth Class taluka before the class system was abolished in the year 1928. The princely state of Derol paid annual tribute to the princely state of Idar and the princely state of Baroda
. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Derol was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
In the year 1947, the last ruler of the princely state acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as Dominion of India after the Indian independence. Later the territory was merged with the modern state of Gujarat, India.