History of Princely State of Dhurwai
The Princely State of Dhurwai was amongst the Hasht Bhaiya jagirs, which were initially a part of the princely state of Orchha. The Bundela Rajputs, who were descendants of the 4th son of Diwan Rai Singh of Baragaon, named Man Singh, were the ruling family of the state. The ruling family was later segregated into 3 distinct groups, for the purposes of succession. Dhurwai state was a non-salute state of India. The native ruler of the state, who held the title of Diwan or Jagirdar, exercised administrative authority over the territory and supervised the internal affairs of the region. In the year 1862, the obligation of the native state to pay annual revenue or nazarana to its overlord on each succession was abolished by the British Government of India as reward for support of the native ruler during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
The Diwan of Dhurwai State was one of the original constituent members of the Chamber of Princes, which was a number of smaller states indirectly represented by 12 princes who were elected periodically.
The Princely State of Dhurwai was acceded to the newly formed Union of India after the Indian Independence on 15th August 1947.
(Last Updated on : 16-07-2012)
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