(Last Updated on : 21/06/2012)
The Princely State of Dodka was one of the native states that existed during the reign 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 3 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 1,074 in the year 1941. The Princely State of Dodka was one of the twenty six states that formed up the Pandu Mehvassi in the former Rewa Kantha Agency
. The erstwhile princely state was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of Western India States Agency
. Later the region became a part of the state of Gujarat
. The princely state of Dodka included only a single village and was surrounded by the princely state of Bhadarwa in the north and by the territory of Raika in the south.
History of Princely State of Dodka
The native rulers of the princely state of Dodka held the title of Matadar Patel, who were primarily Kanbi Patidars. There were around 5 Matadar Patels in Dodka state but eventually only 2 were left as the rest of the 3 Matadar Patels died without heirs. The native rulers supervised the administration of the state and the revenue was collected by officials of the British Government of India
. Surplus revenue was utilised for the over all development of the state. Dodka state was a non- jurisdictionary native state. It was under permanent agency management from the year 1846. During this period, the native rulers of the princely state of Baroda
continually claimed dominion over the region. The Matadar Patels of Dodka regularly demanded recognition as the rightful owners of the land. The princely state of Dodka paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the Dodka state was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
After the withdrawal of the British and the partition of India on 15th August 1947, the native ruler acceded his state to the newly independent Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India.