(Last Updated on : 09-07-2012)
The Princely State of Ilol was one of the well known princely states of India
that was administered by a native prince under the guidance of the British authorities. The princely state was under the indirect control of the British Empire in India
. The region covered a total area of 19 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 4,662 in the year 1931. The taluka of Ilol was a part of the erstwhile Mahi Kantha Agency. It included around 7 villages and was located in the capital of the princely state of Idar, which was almost 6 miles from Himatnagar. Ilol state was bounded by the princely state of Idar in the east and north; by the state of Palajpur in the south; by Dedhrota in the southwest; and by the territory of Kedawada and other talukas of Gadhwada Thana in the west.
The princely state of Ilol was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of Western India States Agency
. The state of Kirli later became a part of the Indian state of Gujarat
. The region was also under the administrative control of the Sabar Kantha Agency and the Sadra Division.
History of Princely State of Ilol
The Makwana dynasty of Kolis was the ruling family of the state of Ilol. The family shared a common ancestor with the ruling families of the states of Prempur, Dedhrota, Vaktapur, Kherwada and Derol. The ruling family settled in the region around the 14th century after the Jhala Rajputs
were barred by the Kathis from Halar in Kathiawar. The native rulers of the princely state of Ilol held the title of Thakor. The ruler was in charge of the administration of the state and also supervised the internal issues of the territory. The Resident of British India
, also known as Political Agent, managed the associations of the native ruler and the state with the British Government of India
and other native states. The Thakor of Ilol state exercised limited civil and criminal jurisdiction.
The Princely State of Ilol paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda and the princely state of Idar. According the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the state of Ilol was attached with the princely state of Baroda
After the withdrawal of the British and the independence of India on 15th August 1947, the last native ruler of the princely state of Ilol acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India in 1948.