(Last Updated on : 13-06-2012)
The Princely State of Jiral was one of the former Indian princely 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 Government of India
. The native state was scattered over a total area 2.5 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 620 in the year 1931. Jiral state was one of the 27 states that formed the Sankheda Mehvassi region, on the banks of the Narbada (Narmada
) River, in eastern Gujarat
. The princely state of Jiral comprised of 2 distinct blocks of land in the south central part of the Sankheda Mehvassi, located rather close to each other. It was bordered by the states of Vadia Virampura, Kamsoli, Chudesar, Nalia, Uchad
The Princely State of Jiral 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 estate was a non- jurisdictionary native state and paid an annual tribute to Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Jiral was attached to Baroda.
The princely state of Jiral was ruled by more than one ruler, who was formally known as shareholders. Jiral state had 2 shareholders too control of the state. The erstwhile princely state was under Agency management from the year 1937, as the 2 shareholders of Jiral were in disagreement as to whether the territory would be governed by the rule of partition or primogeniture. The Gori Rajputs
were the original shareholders of the princely state of Jiral. There were a number of cadet branches of the ruling family who reigned over in Nalia and Chudesar.
After the country gained freedom from the rule of the British supremacy in India on 15th August 1947, the last native ruler of the princely state of Jiral, acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India. Later the princely state of Jiral became a part of the state of Gujarat, India.